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Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit

By: Andrew Moore (Author), Michael W Twitty (Foreword By)

320 pages, illustrations

Chelsea Green

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #230628 | ISBN-13: 9781603585965
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx

About this book

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, and enslaved African Americans, 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.


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