Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Who Will Eat Pawpaw Fruit?

Pawpaw trees are fruiting now in Virginia.  In case you didn't know, a pawpaw is a tree that is common in Virginia's stream valleys and on riverbanks.  It's a tree that produces a fruit that raccoons, bears, and foxes eat.  People that eat the pawpaw fruit usually compare it to a banana and a pear, but I disagree and do not enjoy eating them.  It's texture is too mealy for me and I could do without the hard seeds inside of the fruit.

Pawpaw Fruit


Since the animals eat the fruit, I figured it would be a good idea to put a camera under some of the pawpaw trees along the riverbank in Fairfax County.

We'll see who eats  pawpaw in the next week or so.


  1. I've actually never tried eating pawpaw, but wouldn't mind trying it sometime.

  2. I have eaten them. I likened them to a cross b/w a banana and a mango. The seeds are big. I made bread with them by subsituting banana for the paw paw. It was actually good.