A pawpaw is a fruit and tree. Pawpaw trees ( Asimina triloba ) are native to most of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

A pawpaw is a fruit and tree. Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba) are native to most of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

 The maroon flowers bloom early in the spring. The flowers often coincide with my spring fever and first canoe float trip of the year.

The maroon flowers bloom early in the spring. The flowers often coincide with my spring fever and first canoe float trip of the year.

 In southwest Missouri, the large fruits ripen in September. Lots of critters like raccoons, opossums, foxes, and coyotes rush to eat them.

In southwest Missouri, the large fruits ripen in September. Lots of critters like raccoons, opossums, foxes, and coyotes rush to eat them.

 The creamy flesh of the fruits work well in cookies and bread, but is truly yummy in homemade ice cream.

The creamy flesh of the fruits work well in cookies and bread, but is truly yummy in homemade ice cream.

 I picked the name Pawpaw Patch Productions for my business because there is so much I enjoy about these trees including the large lemon-yellow leaves each autumn. I also like alliteration.

I picked the name Pawpaw Patch Productions for my business because there is so much I enjoy about these trees including the large lemon-yellow leaves each autumn. I also like alliteration.