Pawpaws at Union Square Greenmarket
I came across a very intriguing fruit at the Greenmarket today - fresh pawpaws. apparently they are a native North American fruit that often grows wild, though the man selling them said he was cultivating them in the Hudson Valley. A Brazilian woman who tasted a slice said they tasted like cherimoyas (sp? a fruit I am not familiar with.) I found them delightfully sweet and custardy. I bought a few and have already eaten one. they have somewhat large and annoying pits inside so I just peeled them and scooped the soft fresh out. in any case, a delicious novelty.
Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
Wow, a fruit I've never eaten! I will look for them next time I'm at the Greenmarket. I Googled them and they are indeed related to cherimoyas.
Please help me out! I'm looking for pawpaw, or paupau fruits. My co-worker tells me he finds them at Korean groceries in Brooklyn, although he can't recall any particular one.
Would anyone know where specifically I can find them at this time of year? Is there a better time when they're in season?