We wanted to start off by saying Pawpaw is incredibly limited. While we forage our own, and source from small growers/foragers, it is still nearly impossible to keep up with the demand. We strongly recommend subscribing to our mailing list for updates on when it will be arriving to the site (subscribe in footer).
Origin: Southern Ontario & Northern Ontario
Seasonality: Late September-Mid October
Tree Ripened x Grown Organically
Pawpaws are a tropical fruit native to Southern Ontario. They are higher in vitamin C than fresh oranges and higher in potassium than fresh bananas. They can be eaten at many stages, but much like a mango or banana they reach their full potential after a couple days sitting out and softening a bit. The more they soften the sweeter and richer they will become. The taste: custard + mango + banana + butterscotch.
They are the only tropical fruit to grow in a temperate climate. It is believed that animals, such as: mega sloths, mammoths, and mastodons carried the seeds, after eating them, long distances; then releasing them throughout in what is now the U.S. and Southern Ontario. It is thanks to years of cultivating by different Indigenous tribes that we still find Pawpaw trees growing here in Southern Ontario.
Ripening Tips: If your Pawpaw isn't soft then leave it out of the fridge, covered, with other ripe fruit (i.e. Avocados, bananas, apples, or pawpaw).
WARNING - do not eat the seeds. Spit them out like you do a watermelon. Or save them in a damp paper towel, in plastic, and plant them in the spring.