Saturday, September 1, 2012


Saw this rather sad specimen while out for a walk. It has no leaves at all, just these fruit. Are they pawpaws (papaya) or something else?


  1. If it is a pawpaw, then "sad" is an understatment. Having grown up in a sunnier clime, I can't remember ever seeing one with fruit and no leaves. I googled pawpaw tree to see what I could see, but the pictures of the fruits just made my mouth water. I remember the taste too well.

  2. There is a large tropical bean which looks a little like that. I tried to google it using your pic but instead they gave me the weirdest assortment of possibilities. Sorry.