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Pawpaws at Union Square Greenmarket

eeee Nov 11, 2009 11:08 AM

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

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    LaLaGoGo May 21, 2010 12:58 PM

    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?

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      lizzgiselle Feb 10, 2010 08:43 AM

      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
        emma Feb 11, 2010 05:27 AM

        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. NYCkaren Nov 11, 2009 12:18 PM

        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.

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