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As a comment about Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), Sharon wrote:

The seeds of the pawpaw are large, as much as an inch long, with a brown leathery appearance.

The fruit is not ripe until its outer covering is very dark colored, much like an overripe banana. Inside it's a golden yellow fleshy fruit and delicious with its near tropical flavor. It can also be made into sweet custards and eaten as a flavorful dessert.
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2011 10:56 AM CST
Have you tasted the fruit? If so, what was your impression?
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Sharon
Nov 13, 2011 11:33 AM CST
I grew up with a pawpaw tree in my side yard. It is sweet, thick, rich, custard-y in flavor. They are better eaten fresh than cooked; they have such a natural sweetness they don't need anything added. You can tell when they are ripe by the darkness of their covering, nearly black, and they should never be eaten when unripe. They have a rich tropical flavor; in fall I'd choose them over any other fruit. They are that good.
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Thanks. I'm anticipating...
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Sharon
Nov 13, 2011 11:49 AM CST
Your question has made me anticipate too. Mouth watering, that's what they are.
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