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Pawpaws at Union Square Greenmarket

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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.

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Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. 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.

    1. I've been looking for pawpaw in the New York area and have never found it! Could you tell us which farm was selling it at Union Sq?

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      1. re: lizzgiselle

        i too would like to know which farm! i've only have a few cherimoyas in the states and they've always been disappointing (very bland/tasteless) as compared to what i've had in taiwan.

      2. 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?