Paw Paw


My friend Patti Griswold Thorn gave me a dozen paw paw, from trees that her late mother planted.
A cross between a mango and a banana, like a persimmon, they were cultivated by Native Americans, and, allegedly, George Washington loved eating them for dessert, chilled. You can only find them this time of year, in this region and must be picked ripe and quickly consumed.

Oil on primed watercolor paper
5" x 7"