Visited the patches yesterday.
One patch, the smaller of the 2 closest to me, basically has nothing. Maybe 4 small fruits.
The larger patch was loaded with fruits, and contrary to my prior report, there were several hefty ones.
I estimate these at close to 6 ounces:
This behemoth is the biggest single pawpaw I've seen outside of cultivation (and possibly in cultivation). I'd say it's 25-30% bigger than the fruits above:
Perfect shape on that one.
They are all hard as rocks
But another tree I have been monitoring in a nearby urban park was already dropping fruits as of last weekend. Judging by the rotted fruits already on the ground, I would say it started ripening around the first of August. Here are the fruits I gathered:
Beautiful yellow fruits with no phyllosticta and a dark orangey flesh. Tasted great - easily the best "wild" pawpaw I've tasted.