Paw Paw

Common Name: Paw Paw

Scientific Name: Asimina triloba

Origin: southeastern United States

Family: Annonaceae

Fruiting time: Late Summer - Early Fall

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.