Because John brings home scraps from the fruit and vegetable shop near where he works, our ladies get a wide diet of fruits and vegetables and we have unexpected plants self-seed from time to time. Pumpkin and tomato plants are common, but we've also had passionfruit and pawpaw and occasionally melons.
A while back, about a dozen pawpaw plants came up in the garden. We pulled out all but two that were positioned where they would look good even if they never bore fruit.
The trees are now a bit over 2 metres tall and by good luck, not good management, we have a male tree and a female tree - so we have fruit.
This is the proud father
When you buy a pawpaw plant at a nursery it is bisexual, but the self-seeded ones (I have learnt) only have either male or female flowers - so we were fortunate to have one of each growing next to each other.
Hopefully, the fruit will be nice to eat, but if we don't like them I'm sure the chickens will enjoy the feast...and so the circle continues.
...and speaking of things the chickens love to eat, sometimes I grow things especially for them.
Have a wonderful Easter everyone!