Pawpaws in the gardens of central North Carolina are nearly finished. They may linger elsewhere in the state, and in wild places. Back in the swamps.
Pawpaws in central Kentucky orchards are in full swing. Wild pawpaws are ripening and falling. (And it’s a good year too–fine eating in the orchards and the woods).
Wild pawpaws in Clifton, Virginia–the report is to come.
Pawpaws in the gardens and orchards of southern Indiana are ripe.
A pawpaw was picked from near The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s historic home east of Nashville, Tennessee. It was delicious, and stood out. I recall dark orange flesh.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, pawpaws are ripe near rivers, and falling on heads.
In southern Ohio, many flowers were hit by the late frost. This is true elsewhere, including southwest Pennsylvania, Maryland, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. In Michigan, however, after a few poor years, growers seem poised for a good crop–an advantage this year for northern growers.
Still, pawpaws are ripening now in southern Ohio.
And a few pawpaws in the Pittsburgh area are beginning to fall.
Expat dispatch: A pawpaw falls in Utah. (KSU-Atwood was the first to fall this year in that particular garden).