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The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.
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This spring, Feldhake planted walnut and pawpaw trees
in a hayfield on an organic farm operated by West Virginia's Lightstone Foundation.
So far, pawpaw trees
are growing as well in their new Oregon home as they do in their native range from New York to Michigan and from Nebraska to the Florida panhandle.