New England’s Tropical Fruit

by Deborah Frieze on October 2, 2013

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Betcha didn’t know that we New Englanders have our very own tropical fruit. (Well, perhaps tropical-like would be more accurate.) Described by some as mango-meets-banana with a twist of melon, the pawpaw fruit grows from a small tree, two of which we planted today at the Old Oak Dojo. Rumor has it the leaves, twigs and bark of the pawpaw are a little nasty smelling, and some say the fruit’s high antioxident count could make it the next pomegranate in food fads. Alas, we’ll have to wait several years for our trees to fruit before we find out.

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