It’s National Pawpaw Day

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The forgotten fruit is getting some love today. That’s right, it’s National Pawpaw Day. The creamy mango-banana flavored fruit is being celebrated.

Did you know the Pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to North America? I know the taste and appearance gives you a tropical feel, but no. It’s an American fruit.

The Pawpaw also has over 60 varieties to choose from, the fruit’s character changes slightly with each one.

If you want to take part in celebrating this fruit today, head out to your nearest orchard or farmer’s market and try different varieties.

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