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Last updated 9:08PM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Paw paw season
(WOUB) - Fans of the paw paw must be smiling.

The fruit is going to be on national t-v.

And in just a few days, the Paw Paw Festival will begin.

But there's bad news, too.

Athens County grower Chris Chmiel says the harvest is not looking so good.

Chmiel has been promoting the paw paw for years and took center stage when the folks from the "Travel Channel" came to town last week to tape "Taste of America."

Viewers will learn the paw paw is North America's largest native tree fruit and can be used in making beer, smoothies, and jams, among other things.

Chmiel says the fruit isn't popular OUTSIDE the region because it's hard to get ...

You can check out the soft, custardy fruit for yourself September 15th and 16 at the ninth annual Paw Paw Festival in Albany.
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