That’s one of three native Asimina parviflora pawpaws currently growing in my food forest.
Here’s a shot of its tiny brand-new fruit:
Unfortunately, those fruit dropped off a couple of days after I took this photo. It’s likely because this tree was just planted in February and doesn’t have a mature root system yet.
Unlike the common northerly pawpaw (Asimina triloba), Asimina parviflora is a native Florida pawpaw with smaller fruit, which are reputedly delicious. Hopefully I’ll find out how they taste next year… provided I can keep the zebra swallowtails from eating the plants to the ground.
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I love my pawpaw trees! I haven't had any fruit from them yet, but they are such beautiful trees!
They truly are. What type do you have and when did you plant them?
Thank you for the tidbit that made me look further. I have many native pawpaws, never realizing about the zebras. I see them all over. Funny, all the time & $ spent on fruit trees, only the free pawpaws have fruit
That is funny.
I guess the pawpaws that I have on my property are the ones that the turtles eat and spread the seeds around. After having sampled a few of them, I've concluded that turtles have no taste. I look forward to finding one of these parviflora's and sampling something that actually tastes good.