First of all, Happy Birthday to my Dad!
One of my preschoolers brought in some mystery tree fruits. She and her family had been on the campus of the University of Lincoln this weekend for family photos and picked these up.The first fruits were crazy! They were about 3 inches long each. One was like a small pointy green sweet potato and it was attached to a large lumpy green peanut. What they what?
I went to UNL’s east campus website and found that they are pawpaw fruits. I’ve never seen a pawpaw before! We cut them open to see the giant seeds inside. These were not ripe, so we didn’t taste them. Apparently they can taste like a banana/mango combo and are the only tropical fruit that can grow in a temperate climate. (Thank you, NPR.)
It was cool that the seeds were so gigantic inside. The kids had fun trying to get them out – “They’re like teeth!” And yes, they were – you had to wiggle and wiggle them to get them out, and it was totally fun.
So here’s the next mystery – what is this?