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Apples, Pumpkins ... And Pawpaws: The Fall Harvest Fruit You Might Not Know Exists

Heard of the pawpaw? It’s a custardlike fruit native to the Washington area — and it’s growing in popularity. Here, a few pawpaw varieties from the Deep Run Pawpaw Orchard in Maryland. (Tyrone Turner / WAMU)
Heard of the pawpaw? It’s a custardlike fruit native to the Washington area — and it’s growing in popularity. Here, a few pawpaw varieties from the Deep Run Pawpaw Orchard in Maryland. (Tyrone Turner / WAMU)

It’s apple and pumpkin season in much of the country. But, there’s another food that signals autumn: pawpaws. Pawpaws are a regional delicacy that have gone from obscure local fruit to “hipster banana.”

Ally Schweitzer (@allyschweitzer) from WAMU visited a Maryland pawpaw orchard to get a taste.

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