The Pawpaw is an ancient, North American tree. Its fruit has a natural defense mechanism that is known to repel deer, insects and disease. It is a creamy fruit when ripe and has a taste more like a combination of banana, pineapple, vanilla and mango. Until recently it could only be found at farmers markets or on Facebook. The fruit are high in minerals, vitamins and calories for energy. There are over 40 varieties of Pawpaw. The trees remain small which makes it desirable for growing in city gardens. It is pollinated by flies as opposed to honeybees. It does not flower all at once but gradually over a period of three weeks which prevents the whole crop from being destroyed if there is a frost. Pawpaw trees need two to pollinate and mostly grow in the wild. However, they are being cultivated on American Indian lands as the movement to return to  native culture is being reborn. This was lost by colonization.