This past summer, we had a number of “first evers” in the Historic Gardens. One was the fact that our Paw Paw Tree bore fruit!
Located in the Innovative Garden, the Paw Paw has bloomed for several years now. It’s brown blossoms are very unique.
But much to our surprise, one day we noticed several clumps of oval green fruit on the tree.
The Paw Paw is not supposed to be self-propogating – it “takes two to tango”. Yet this is the only one we have and we know of no other Paw Paws in the vicinity. A mystery that has many Nova Scotian gardeners scratching their heads. More to follow…