Pawpaw 101: The Story of America's Forgotten Fruit

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pawpaw 101: The Story of America's Forgotten Fruit

The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance. Historically, it fed and sustained Native Americans and European explorers, presidents, inspiring folk songs, poetry, and scores of place names from Georgia to Illinois. Its trees are an organic grower’s dream, requiring no pesticides or herbicides to thrive, and containing compounds that are among the most potent anticancer agents yet discovered.

Andrew Moore A writer and gardener from Pittsburgh, PA, is author of Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit, a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category. Andy will be available to sign his book at the lecture.

Bonus tour-Did you know Cornell had one of the thirteen original Pawpaw Regional Varietal Trials. With three trials removed and two more to cease this year. Last chance to come and visit one of the remaining plantings.

Lecture and tour date is Saturday October 13th, 2018 9:00-3:00 at the Plant Science Building at Cornell and Lansing Orchard.

This workshop is sponsored by CCE Schuyler, Seneca, Chemung and Steuben and Cornell Small Farms Program.

Fee is $30 to attend and lunch is on your own around Ithaca. Advanced registration is required. http://cceschuyler.org/events For more information please contact Roger Ort at 607-535-7161 or rlo28@cornell.edu



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Roger Ort
Local Foods and Agriculture Educator