Pawpaw - The Great Canadian Fruit
If it wasn't for human migration, Canada would have precious few fruit trees. No apple, no peach, no pear. One native species we would have is the pawpaw. Long overshadowed by pretty much every other fruit, it’s high time for a comeback. The northern banana, or is it a mango? The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) kind of looks like a green mango. It’s got that same leathery skin and soft flesh that will give a little when you squeeze a ripe specimen, but it tastes like a banana. The flavour is excellent—like a banana mixed with jack fruit. Full disclosure: I’m not...