Out at Great Falls today I wandered through a grove of pawpaw trees that was loaded with fruit to a degree that I have never before seen. Half an acre of ground was covered with pawpaws -- it looked like a potato field after the mechanical harvesters have come through.
And there were still plenty in the trees -- I literally walked right into one clump, which bopped me on the the forehead. Usually when I go hunting for pawpaws I have to check a dozen trees at least before I find one, and in bad years I have searched acres and acres of trees without finding a single fruit. So this grove just astounded me. Sorry about the pictures, but it was drizzly this morning and very dark in the woods.