Paw Paw Fruit

During September I harvested eight paw paw fruit from the trees that grow along the creek bank. There are hundreds of trees ranging from a few feet tall to 25 feet tall growing under the canopy of the taller trees on the creek bank. There were lots of blooms this Spring but only a few fruit developed.

The paw paw has very large leaves similar to tropical trees.

pawpaw_aHere is a picture of one of the fruit.

And, here is a picture of the same fruit cut open to reveal rows of seed in each half. I collected 12 seeds from this fruit. The edible part is the yellow pulp.

Here is a picture of the “paw-paw patch”.