Tropical Treat Pawpaw Description
Selected from the wild in Kentucky by Woody Walker in 2010. Medium sized fruit, up to 6 inches long; weighing 180 to 300 grams, yellow greenish skin, yellow flesh, large seed, ripens mid-August in Kentucky, keeps well in cold storage. Has a thick skin and tastes like Mango with just a hint of pineapple. Observed to be one of the best tasting pawpaws on the market.
Pawpaws (Asimina Triloba) are related to custard apples and cherimoya, in the sugar apple family, and yet they grow in the temperate zone, having moved north as Ice Age glaciers receded. Flavours of mango, melon, banana, raspberry and pineapple come from this creamy fruit. Like many fruits, if you don’t know what you’re doing and you let them get bruised, or you pick them under-ripe they won't taste very good!