Pawpaw could become Virginia’s state fruit

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Pawpaw fruit is often called the “Poor Man’s Banana” because its taste is a cross between a banana and a mango with a hint of pineapple.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The Hillbilly Mango or the Poor Man’s Banana, also known as the Pawpaw could soon become the state fruit.

State Delegate Elizabeth Guzman introduced House Bill 592 that would declare it as such.

Ohio also has the Pawpaw as its state fruit.

The Pawpaw has grown in popularity; however, due to its short lifespan, it’s rarely seen on store shelves.


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