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pawpaw:

see custard-applecustard-apple,
common name for members of the Annonaceae, a family of shrubs, woody vines, and small trees of the tropics. The custard-apples (Annona squamosa and A.
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, soft-stemmed tree (Carica papaya) of tropical America resembling a palm with a crown of palmately lobed leaves. It is cultivated for its melonlike yellow fruits eaten raw or cooked and, more recently, for the juice which has become a commercial item.
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Although its fruit tastes and looks tropical, the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) is native to the eastern United States.
The American Genetic Association held a contest in 1916 and offered a $100 reward for information about the largest pawpaw tree and the best fruit.
So far, pawpaw trees are growing as well in their new Oregon home as they do in their native range from New York to Michigan and from Nebraska to the Florida panhandle.