Common shrubs or small trees are box-elder (Acer negundo), spicebush, prickly-ash (Xanthoxylum americanum), bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia), wafer-ash (Ptelea trifoliata), and pawpaw
(Asimina triloba) (Anliot 1973; Case and others 1999).
Investigators asked 114 people to taste-test three types of muffins: a higher-fat product made with vegetable oil and two low-fat alternatives, one made with applesauce and the other with pawpaw, a fruit that tastes similar to mango or banana.
Participants rated the muffins made with pawpaw as highly as those made with oil and more desirable than those made with applesauce.
They also planted faster growing trees and shrubs for the short term: white pine, Chinese chestnut, pawpaw
, hazelnut, blueberries, and raspberries.
For example, the Barbadians also found, before modern medicines reached the island, that the flesh of an unripe pawpaw
made a wound heal faster.
You'll know they're ripe and ready to eat when they start falling from the tree (ripe pawpaws
are best eaten immediately).
But when pawpaw
grower Larry Rossi, a slender bespectacled man, presented me with a freshly picked pawpaw
, it was clear that unless you were Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill, there was no way you could pick up pawpaws
and put 'em in your pocket.
They can be fearsome things, pawpaws
-- large and mushy and possessed of no keeping abilities whatsoever.
Using AFG as its procurement base, Hazel Cleather, technical director, is developing the current range of tropical fruit salads to include mangoes, kiwifruit, lychees, physalis, pawpaws
Macadamias, mangoes, pineapples, pawpaws
(papayas), and avocados growing here will find their way onto diners' plates.
Using less acidic fruits like pawpaws
can salvage this situation because pawpaws
are generally associated with low acidity.
In many locales a tradition of picking wild pawpaws
persists, and these people know where the superior trees are.