It was right there on Collegewood, right on the side of the road, a lush forest of flower-laden pawpaw stems. I have little doubt that these stems share a common root system, and therefore the whole thing should be considered a single plant.
Often solitary pawpaws fail to produce fruit. But on this one there were lots of these tiny little ‘banana’ clusters hanging from the tree. I’m no expert but I imagine that most of the ‘banana’ units will abort, leaving the remaining ones to develop into plump pawpaw fruit. I’ll be back in October. And kindly forget I told you about this treasure. Anyway, it’s right in front of someone’s house, and the homeowner likely will want first pick.