Good food is bestowed upon those who scout.
This is especially true when we consider what it takes to harvest pawpaws.
Pawpaws are incredibly delicious fruits that are produced by pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba). Green and kidney-shaped, these tropical-tasting berries are considered to be the largest edible fruits produced by any native North American tree.
Many people are interested in finding pawpaws for the first time this year. Some people will wait until the fruits are ripe in September to begin their search.
I would suggest another approach: begin your search right now.
Scouting the land in advance is an essential part of harvesting wild food. When preparatory work has been done ahead of time, successful harvests are much more likely to occur. Such is the case when we understand what it takes to find pawpaws.
What does preparatory work look like? How do we begin our search for pawpaws? What kinds of habitats are worth exploring?
I answer all those questions in a brand new video. If you are interested in harvesting pawpaws this year, check it out!
I was a recent guest on the Silvercore Podcast hosted by Travis Bader. In this conversation, we chat about foraging, the importance of learning trees, and why money is necessary to protect land. You can listen to the interview here.
Thanks for reading and watching, and thanks for your continued support!