InGen Database Description
The Annonaceae family consists of flowering trees and shrubs, many of which produce edible fruit. The earliest known fossil from this family is Futabanthus asamigawaensis, estimated to be from the Late Cretaceous period. Through the use of gene inhibitors, our paleobotanists have reverse engineered the common paw paw, Asimina triloba, in order to recreate an authentic diet for our dinosaurs.
Paw paw trees thrive in moist soil, and are primarily cultivated for their large, edible fruit which has a taste described as a mix between a banana and a mango. A ripe paw paw lasts only a few days unless frozen, and are most commonly eaten raw.