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Letter: Paw paws

Michael Watson writes:
A beautiful photo of PawPaws. Sad to learn they were poached from the tree in a yard. In the wild may be another matter, but in an occupied space is no better than picking someone else's tomatoes or watermelons.

In decades past, Mr. Hugh Wesley, who lived on Fortune Street near the corner of South High, had pawpaw 'trees' in his side and back yard and he watched them like the proverbial hawk.

As for pronunciation, I always bow to Billy Joe Fudge's intellect. I have never heard anyone call this wonderful southern fruit anything other than 'paw paw' or cat-foot cat-foot.
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