Slide 6: We
are at the very beginning stages in forming a pawpaw industry. A major challenge
to developing a pawpaw industry is the limited availability of fruit. Many are
tempted to sell bitter flavored wild collected fruit. If a consumerís first
experience is tasting a pawpaw fruit that has a bitter aftertaste, they may never
want to taste a pawpaw fruit again. Cultivars have good flavored fruit and
orchards have been planted in a number of states. The Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association was recently formed.
Organizations such as this will be important in educational programs for a