Pawpaw

The pawpaw, relative to cherimoya, custard apple, and soursop, is the largest edible fruit native to North America. The most popular variety is the asimina triloba, which is often called wild banana or prairie banana because of its banana-like creamy texture and flavor. According to historians, chilled pawpaw fruit was a favorite dessert of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson planted it at Monticello, his home in Virginia. The fruit of the common pawpaw is a large edible berry, with numerous seeds. It is green when unripe, maturing to yellow or brown. It has a soft, creamy texture and a ..

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