Grow and enjoy eating your homegrown pawpaw fresh off the tree

Pawpaw Trees

Pawpaw trees are rich in Native American History and cherished in the treasured music of Appalachia singing its praises “Way Down Yonder in the Pawpaw Patch.” Also known as the West Virginia Banana, this beautiful tree has become popular in the garden for its tropical fruits, unique flowers, and bright foliage. Before the leaves arrive, bell-shaped purple flowers bloom in early spring, followed by sage green tear-drop foliage. The mango-shaped fruits are ready to harvest when you see the leaves transforming to a golden fall color. Enjoy a cool autumn day savoring the banana custard flavor of your home-grown pawpaw fruits.