Common Name: Paw Paw
Scientific Name: Asimina triloba
Origin: southeastern United States
Bloom time: April - May
Deep maroon flowers are borne in early spring. Fruits ripen in mid- to late summer, and simple, opposite leaves turn a beautiful gold in autumn. The flavor and fleshy consistency of the sweet-flavored fruits resemble bananas. Fruits are frequently eaten raw or chilled to make a frozen custard.