Friday, March 4

 

Way Down Yonder in the Paw Paw Patch

Did you grow up singing that song about paw paws? Did you know what they were back then? Are you still unsure now? Most of 
us are. Believe it or not, the paw paw is the biggest fruit from North America. How can a fruit so big still be so unknown?
 
Most supermarkets don't carry them. Neither do most neighborhood nurseries. Also known as Michigan Banana or Custard Fruit, it tastes like a combination of banana and papaya. It has high protein for a fruit, making it a very tasty and nutritious addition to your fruit bowl. A good tree for first timers to try out as it has few pests and does not grow so big as to get overwhelming. Check out paw paws in our tree nursery.