It’s Pawpaw season in eastern Kansas: But what are they?

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KTMJ) — What in the world is a pawpaw?

This sweet, tropical-tasting fruit is native to eastern Kansas and points east.

Some say its unusual taste is a cross between a banana and a mango.

FOX 43 meteorologist and resident forager Becky Taylor tells us where to look for the small Pawpaw trees — and says now’s a great time to look for them.

They can be eaten raw, cooked and used in baked goods.

FOX 43 meteorologist and resident forager Becky Taylor tells us where to look for the small Pawpaw trees — and says now’s a great time to look for them.

The fruits can be found in September and October.

Check out Kansas Wildflower & Grasses for more photos and information about Pawpaws in Kansas.

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