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.
Local Delivery Monday-Friday. Order cut off for same day delivery is 12pm.
Local Delivery by Trexity:
8am - 2pm | 10am-4pm | 12pm - 6pm
- $29.99-$99.99 - $6.99 Delivery
- $100+ - Free Delivery
*Please note that delivery times can never be 100% guaranteed. Factors such as traffic, or car troubles can impact delivery times.
Tree Ripened & By Air
Tree/Vine Ripened & By Air means this fruit reached optimal time on the tree and/or vine before being flown over, rather than shipped on a boat. Our fruit arrives within 3-4 days of being picked, as opposed to 14-21 days by boat.
To be eligible for a return contact us within 48 hours of receiving your delivery. Your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused, and in its original packaging.
Please note that any products on sale are not eligible for returns. If you receive unusable product please contact us for a store credit.
Depending on the product; how it was stored and the condition it is in after 48 hours we can still offer refunds or store credits on a case to case basis.
Storing & Ripening Fruit
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