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Come taste pawpaws at WVU Core Arboretum pawpaw parties

Come to WVU Core Arboretum to taste pawpaws. Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is the largest fruit native to West Virginia. Pawpaws have a delicious, tropical flavor that some describe as a combination of banana, mango and pineapple and a smooth, creamy texture. Pawpaws ripen in fall, and the Arboretum’s trees are producing enough ripe fruit to gather. The Pawpaw Party is today (Sept. 14) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., or while supplies last.

A table will be set up in the lawn area at the Arboretum, and all are welcome to stop by and try a pawpaw. Literature about pawpaws and how to grow the pawpaw seeds that will be left after trying the fruit will also be available. Visit the Pawpaw Party page on the Arboretum website ( or contact Zach Fowler ( for more information.

For more information visit the Arboretum website.