National Pawpaw Day

September 1

When is National Pawpaw Day?

National Pawpaw Day happens on Sunday September 1, 2024.

National Pawpaw Day: A Celebration of the Pawpaw Fruit!

Today is National Pawpaw Day, and we’re celebrating by taking a closer look at this delicious and unique fruit! Native to North America, the pawpaw fruit is often described as tasting like a cross between a banana and a mango. Curious about how to eat this unusual fruit? Keep reading to find out more!

What is a Pawpaw Fruit?

The pawpaw fruit is native to North America, and it is the largest edible fruit that is indigenous to the continent. The tree that produces the pawpaw fruit is also known as the “Indiana banana,” and it can be found growing wild in 26 states in the United States. In terms of taste, pawpaws have been described as being similar to bananas, mangoes, and pineapples.

How Do You Eat a Pawpaw?

Pawpaws can be eaten fresh. When eating a pawpaw fresh, simply cut it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. They are also frequently used in baking, as their flavor pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. Pawpaws can also be used in pies, ice cream, or smoothies.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about pawpaws today! We think this delicious and unusual fruit is definitely worth celebrating on National Pawpaw Day. Be sure to head down to your local farmers market or grocery store to pick up some pawpaws of your own…trust us, once you’ve tried them you’ll be hooked!

When does National Pawpaw Day happen next year?

National Pawpaw Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday September 1, 2025
  • Tuesday September 1, 2026
  • Wednesday September 1, 2027
  • Friday September 1, 2028
  • Saturday September 1, 2029


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