Figs in Pennsylvania

Asked July 21, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

I have found 3 plants that have the attached fruit growing on them. When ripe, this fruit is squishy and sweet smelling with a very sweet taste. The leaves on the plant have 5 lobes. The plants are approximately 1 foot tall. The fruit is on it's own stem as are the leaves. I can provide pictures of the plants and the fruits on the plants. These are growing in the woods. Sadly a co-worker cut the fruit in half with a scissors. Is this a wild fig?

Lancaster County Pennsylvania trees and shrubs

1 Response

Hi:
I'm not sure. If you had found them on a tree, I would say it is possible that they are pawpaws. You can send pictures, but I will be out of my office next week on vacation.