This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
" W. W." asks for a list of medium sized ornamental trees, and if possible that some of them should produce something. The question is interesting and demands a considerate reply, because nothing is more common and unsightly than a small place with trees too large, a usual mistake that with knowledge can be corrected at the start. In this climate (latitude) you will find the native Pawpaw both beautiful and producing an edible fruit, in fact quite as ornamental as the season progresses as any magnolia; its early bloom, too, is very interesting; taste of the fruit resembling bananas, and soon acquired.