Paw Paw presentation


Pawpaw 101

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

The Story of America's Forgotten Fruit

This workshop will be presented by Andrew Moore, A writer and gardener from Pittsburgh, PA, and author of Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit, a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category.

There will be an Exclusive Special Tour 1999 Varietal Pawpaw Trials planting at Cornell’s Lansing Orchard. Andrew will also be offering book signing at the event.

What is a pawpaw, and why have most people never heard of it before? Andrew Moore offers a brief history of the pawpaw, the largest edible fruit native to the United States, and offers some explanations as to why it has been overlooked in modern times. He also provides an overview of the growers and producers working to raise the fruit's profile, and how the fruit tree can be reintegrated
into our diets and culture.

Plus did you know that Cornell had one of the original 13 varietal trials around the country? 3 sites are now gone and 2 more scheduled for removal. Many
Peterson varieties were included in this trial. This will be a unique tour.

Fee is $30 to attend and lunch is on your own around Ithaca.Advanced registration is


Roger Ort