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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