Pawpaw Fruit


Available in the Emerson and McClanahan Food Forests

Harvesting and Use

  • Harvest in late August - early September. Squeeze fruits gently; ripe pawpaws will be soft to the touch, like a mango.
  • Pawpaws are native to the Eastern U.S. but have a very tropical flavor, like a cross between a mango and a banana.
  • The meat of the fruit can be eaten raw or made into pudding or baked goods. Discard the seeds and peel before eating.