Pawpaws in the News

Some pawpaw fruit at Cove Spring Park

Not always accurate, but entertaining: check out these stories about pawpaw.


Meet the pawpaw, America’s forgotten fruit (12/04/15)

Pawpaw Americas forgotten fruit (09/08/15)

Pawpaw celebration returns to Lake Snowden this weekend (09/06/15)

Local author Andy Moore writes the first book about the fruit called the pawpaw (08/12/15)

Gardeners can grow their own pawpaw patch (04/08/15)

Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Picking up Pawpaws: An Evaluation of Consumer Willingness to Sample Unusual Regional Products! (05/22/14)

McKenzie: Don’t pooh-pooh the pawpaw (09/13/13)

Ohio Pawpaw Fest Celebrates 15 Years With New Attractions (09/11/13)

From the ground up: It’s harvest time for pawpaw (09/11/13)

Extension: On its own, pawpaw will not produce fruit (08/15/13)

Culinary Specialty Produce Now Shipping Paw Paws (09/10/13)

Pawpaw-palooza in Kentucky Monthly (07/18/13)

C&O Canal park crews clearing path near Paw Paw Tunnel following January rockslide (4/02/13)

Pawpaws (13 photos) from Kentucky Life KET Television (10/13/12).

Not a Banner Year for Pawpaws (The Athens News; 09/12/12)

All About Pawpaws and Pawpaw Fruit (Grit, 08/10/11)

North Carolina Pawpaw Festival is August 27, 2011!

Ohio Pawpaw Festival is Sept. 16-18, 2011!

Fruits of Labor: Jose Andres is Bring Back PawsPaws (Washington City Pawpaw; 07/70/11)

Setting those bars way high (with pawpaw) (The Philadelphia Inquirer; 9/19/10)

San Francisco climate not the best for pawpaw (San Francisco Chronicle; 8/15/10-note that it should be KSU not UK in article)

Native paradise: Some unusual plants thrive in Kansas soil(; 6/27/10)

The native pawpaw tree: The Division of Forestry and Kentucky State University have teamed up to offer high-quality pawpaw seedlings. (Land, Air, & Water, 3/31/10)

Forest Production of Pawpaws (Kentucky Woodlands Magazine, 3/31/10)

Praising Pawpaws: Fruit prized by early Indians and Colonial Americans is poised to make a comeback (Winston-Salem Journal, 08/31/09)

Pomper and Crabtree win Shepard Award for Pawpaw Research (6/18/09)

Pawpaw Production in Germany

KSU Pawpaw Cultivar List with Fruit Photos Updated (1/26/09)

Pawpaw Endorsed as Native State Fruit (article in The Rural Rambler on 1/14/09)

America’s Forgotten Fruit (Pawpaw) in the Christian Science Monitor (1/29/2009)

Pawpaw Production in Germany

Picking up on pawpaws Kansas City Star, MO – Sep 23, 2008 By Gail Borelli. Pastry chef Chris Tosh describes pawpaws as a sort of “prairie banana.” Tosh uses pulp to create pawpaw ice cream and cheesecake in season …

Columbia Missourian Pawpaws: A fruit with a future Columbia Missourian, MO – Oct 6, 2008. Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. …

Saving Pawpaw Seed for Planting: For more information follow this link!

BBC Radio 4 – Factual – Food Program – 09 January 2005.
Reporter Jean Snedegar travels to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to interview geneticist Neal Peterson about the revival of pawpaw farming in America. She then visits a Pawpaw Workshop at Kentucky State University and speaks to Principal Investigator of Horticulture Kirk Pomper, and President of the Ohio Pawpaw Grower’s Association Chris Chmiel. At the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Jean interviews Doug Archbold, Professor of Horticulture at the Kentucky State University and meets various pawpaw enthusiasts.

Pawpaw: The Midwest banana … The heart of the pawpaw’s territory is the Ohio Valley … – Although the pawpaw is native to the eastern and central United States, it is a surprisingly well-kept secret. (Salem Farm and Dairy, OH)

Splendid Table Home Eating Appalachian
We’re eating Appalachian this week with food writers Ted and Matt Lee, two brothers who rented a pickup truck and headed for the back roads of Eastern Kentucky in search of the elusive pawpaw fruit. Along the way, they discovered that good food is more about human ingenuity than rich resources. Read more about their adventure in the article “On the Appalachian Trail” in the March 2002 issue of Food & Wine magazine.