Pawpaw is a small tree that is best known for producing banana-like edible fruits.
Pawpaw is rarely intentionally regenerated, in fact it can be considered a thicket-forming pest when trying to grow more desirable species.
Found in cool moist areas, often along streams or moist road sides. It is often found in the understory.
A small tree up to 40 feet tall, 12 inches in diameter, often found in growing in small clusters.
Pawpaw is not large enough to be considered a timber tree.
The large fruits are eaten by a variety of animals.
Attracts raccoons, foxes, opossums, squirrels, bears, and humans
Insects and Diseases
The fleshy "banana-like" fruit is edible, altough some people react badly. Wildlife relish the fruit and large flat seeds inside.
Asimina: native Indian name (assimin) / triloba: 3-lobed calyx
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