Deep in the forests of Pennsylvania exists an ancient tree that produces a surprisingly delicious fruit! The pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) can be found throughout the forests of PA, but is certainly not a common or well known tree. Join pawpaw aficionado Ranger Thrush as he teaches us all about the "Allegheny Banana"!
In this presentation we will cover everything from the history of the pawpaw, uses, identification, facts about the fruit, and more! We'll even give you some fun recipes to try to use with them! Lastly, we will lead a walk to a small pawpaw patch within the park to help you learn to identify this fascinating tree. The walk is very short and of course optional.
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Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12:30pm to 2:00am
Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road, Newport, PA 17074-9428