The American pawpaw is a North American fruit. It grows on the largest edible fruit tree on the continent, mostly in the east, from Florida to southern Canada. It’s not as common or popular as it used to be, but people are becoming more interested in this fruit that’s often forgotten. The taste of pawpaw is bright and tropical, and it can be eaten on its own. It tastes great in desserts and other dishes that usually call for bananas.
The Asimina triloba tree grows in the eastern United States and southern Canada, and its fruit is called pawpaw.