September 14, 2022
MORGANTOWN, WV - It's Pawpaw Party time!! WVU Core Arboretum's Pawpaw Party will be Thursday, September 15 (tomorrow) at 6-7:30 pm or while supplies last!
Come to the WVU Core Arboretum to taste pawpaws! The 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 just starting to produce enough ripe fruit to gather.
Tables will be set up in the lawn area, and all are welcome to stop by and try a pawpaw. Literature about pawpaws and how to grow the pawpaw seeds that you will be left with after trying the fruit will also be available.
Pawpaw Parties are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
Also, the WV Pawpaw Festival will be at the Arboretum on Saturday, September 24, Noon-5:00 pm. They will have orchard-grown, specially-selected Peterson Pawpaw varieties at the festival to taste and purchase along with live music, food trucks, and more.
It is great to compare the wild fruit from a Pawpaw Party to the fancy fruit of the Pawpaw Festival!
The WVU Core Arboretum is located at: