Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Local PawPaws Ripe
For anyone who hasn't tried pawpaw--our northern representative of a largely tropical family of fruits in the Annonaceae--the Whole Earth Center has some in stock from a local supplier. The harvest only lasts a couple weeks each year, according to one employee. Pawpaws have a short shelf life, and bruise easily, which has long hampered efforts to market them in anything beyond a small scale, local fashion.
I bought one and shared it with my daughter, who had never had one. She said it tastes like a combination of mango and kiwi. Delicious.
You can type "pawpaw" into the search box at the top of this blog to find a couple previous posts on the subject.