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Pawpaw Season.


Over the past week, Catherine has made a pawpaw cream pie, pawpaw pancakes, and we’ve had pawpaw ice cream made locally. I’ve been pretty impressed at how useful pawpaws can be. And I’m amazed that this the largest native North American fruit has never made it into American cuisine until now, because it fits in […]

Pawpaw Taste Test.


At the nursery we’ve been overwhelmed with abundance this year – it’s been such an excellent year for fruit.  We had a daylong taste-test of our blueberries (Patriot won) and have had apples, peaches, pears, and grapes for months on end.  Now we have pawpaws as well.  I’ve written about pawpaws before, but in the […]

Pawpaws, the Northeast’s largest fruit.


Pawpaws are the largest fruit native to eastern North America; they were part of the diet of the native Americans, but like most of the native foods of this area they are almost unknown today.  The trees are not easy to grow: the seeds are favored by rodents, the seedlings can easily be killed by […]