Cool native tree with purple flowers in May, followed by big fruits which look like mangoes. The fruit tastes like a combination of bananas and pears, and has a custard like consistency. Grows native along the C & O canal in Virginia where the inns have served Paw Paw custard for centuries.
Uses Grown for fruits and ornamental attributes. Very unusual and interesting history.
Winter Interest Branching habit
Fruit Large berry up to 5" with a custard like consistancy, great source of vitamin A and C, and very tasty!