Pawpaw Pie

We have a Pawpaw Tree at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. That fact is notable, in that the Pawpaw is not commonly grown in Nova Scotia.

Our Pawpaw story is all the more interesting due to the fact that it produces fruit when science tells us it shouldn’t. It normally requires at least two Pawpaw Trees in order to produce fruit – we have only one. Yet ours has produced fruit annually for about a decade.

The brown flower of the Pawpaw.

 

Pawpaw fruit mid-season.

 

This phenomenon has been of great interest to gardening enthusiasts. Have a look at this story: http://www.novanewsnow.com/living/pawpaw-mystery-86268/

Once again this year, we had a crop of fruit and in fact yesterday several us were treated to a special Pawpaw Pie baked by one of the staff. (It was really, really good! )

A good crop of fruit!

 

The Pawpaw Pie was terrific!

For more on cooking with Pawpaws: https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ksu-pawpaw/cooking.html

And each fruit has a good number of large seeds…


Just another one of the very cool trees in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

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