Asimina triloba Pawpaw

Asimina triloba Pawpaw The pawpaw is a patch-forming (clonal) understory tree of hardwood forests, which is found in well-drained, deep, fertile bottomland and also hilly upland habitat. Pawpaw fruits are the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. Pawpaw fruits are sweet, with a custard-like texture, and a flavor somewhat similar to banana, mango, and pineapple. They are commonly eaten raw, but are…

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Asimina triloba Pawpaw

The pawpaw is a patch-forming (clonal) understory tree of hardwood forests, which is found in well-drained, deep, fertile bottomland and also hilly upland habitat. Pawpaw fruits are the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States.

Pawpaw fruits are sweet, with a custard-like texture, and a flavor somewhat similar to bananamango, and pineapple. They are commonly eaten raw, but are also used to make ice cream and baked desserts. However, the bark, leaves, fruit, and seeds contain the potent neurotoxin annonacin.