“Pawpaw is the largest edible fruit tree native to USA!
It can grow to 11 meters or 36 feet in height. The edible fruit is green to brown outside, pulp is yellow and contains several brown or black seeds. Its fruit begins to develop after it flowers and matures by September or October. When mature, these heavy fruits can bend the weak branches.
The tough and fibrous inner bark was used by Native Americans and others for making ropes, fishing nets, mats, etc. Common names include common pawpaw, Indian banana and wild banana.”