Pawpaws may look like mangoes, but unlike other tropical fruits, they are native to North America.
Abby Verbosky for NPR
October 10, 2015 Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.
Fans pose for a picture with a pawpaw character at the 13th Annual Pawpaw Festival in Albany, OH.
September 30, 2011 Festivals, beer, recipes and pie
September 29, 2011 The pawpaw is a tropical-type fruit native to North America with a long and almost forgotten history. Thomas Jefferson once prized it, and now scientists are looking at whether the pawpaw can claim some health benefits, along with cachet. NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen goes on the hunt for this tasty treat.
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