Took a drive out to a forest in Pennsylvania with a known spot for foraging wild PawPaw.
The broad leaves of the tree give a jungle like feel to the forest and produce a sweet sugary fruit full of large seeds.
My companions as botanists had a secondary goal beyond enjoying the fruit in the shade of the forest.
They plan to grow trees from the seed for their own backyards and to share through a native wild plant nursery.
We tasted and collected many fruits to find the most choice potential seeds.
I gathered them gently in a basket hoping to avoid bruising the highly delicate fruit.
Along the Way, I found some very large and abundant Spicebush berries.
and some Jewelweed seeds that have a taste very similar to walnut.
Afterwards, I wanted to make a pawpaw crescent roll.
To do so, I made a mini fire to have just enough coals to cook over. The goal is to gently bake the crescent but not the pawpaw in a tinfoil pouch. A flip after 3 minutes and about 2 more minutes provided a delicious fruit filled pastry treat..