A Paw Paw Festival. Ever heard of a Paw Paw?
I had heard of pawpaws and I was curious to try one. I had once heard of them referred to as the Hillbilly Mango. They are supposed to be sweet and have a custard like texture. They sounded delicious and I knew this was my chance to try one because they are hard to get apparently. You either need to know someone who has a tree or get lucky at a specialty farmer’s market and hope to stumble upon them. So, we went.
Long story short. The pawpaws are delicious. As one of their signs read: A creamy fruit, with flavors of Banana, Mango & Pineapple.
What we came to find out however, is that there were several different varieties each with its own characteristics. That and the fact that pawpaws have GIANT seeds, and a lot of them. Once you get past all of that however lies a creamy, velvety, to me, coconut, pineapple, pear tasting flesh that is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. They even had pawpaw ice cream, which I could have eaten all day! Pawpaws are so sweet, the ice cream had no added sugar at all and was out of this world. It was a small and simple festival but served fantastic earth oven pizza, home brewed ginger beer, a live band and several other attractions.
Adam Stultz of Digital Consulting LLC
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