Tag: pawpaw

A Forager Is Always On The Lookout

When foraging, it is important to always keep one eyes and nose open. It can be hard to see fruiting blackberries in July. At that point everything is green and lush and overgrown. Ripe berries can “melt” in the background as you zoom by. But […]

More on Pawpaws

My favorite banana custard involves no cooking whatsoever. No, it doesn’t involve opening a package of store-bought “custard” either. In fact, it requires a stroll along the creek with my nose up in late summer: I am looking for native wild pawpaws (Asimina triloba) that […]

Post Card From The Woods

In season now: pawpaws – ripening along the creeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a creamy luscious fruit redolent of mango, guava and banana…

Pawpaws Are Our Bananas

Should you go walking along a bottomland stream in Rappahannock County, you are likely to encounter pawpaws (or paw-paws or paw paws). You may not notice them though – unless you paid attention – because they are small under story trees that grow in clumps. […]