This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This has fruited for the first time, as far as we know, on the grounds of Mr W. Canby, of Wilmington, Del. It is as large and very much resembles in external appearance, a papaw. The seeds are in a juicy, slightly sweet pulp. It is said to be eaten by the Japanese, but unless something be added to it the flavor has little character to make it sought after. It might grow even " near a college where young men are being educated for the ministry," as Mark Twain would say, without many disappearing.