When I had asked the MiL a few weeks ago what paw paws taste like, she said like a cross between a banana and a mango. She was right. According to A., the paw paw is the northernmost fruit in a family of tropical fruits, so I guess it makes sense it would taste kind of like a banana. The texture is also reminiscent of a very ripe banana, except with very large seeds you have to spit out as you eat. I don't really like bananas all that much, so it wasn't my favorite. But it wasn't bad.
Cubby ate half of one, too. Then he asked for a second one, which he handled for a while, took one bite from, and then tossed on the ground where Mia promptly found it and ate it.
So the whole family got to enjoy the paw paws.
There were also about three persimmons that were ripe enough to eat. Cubby liked those, too. I guess I'll be going back up to the pasture in a week or so to collect persimmons for my little fruit junkie to get his fix. I haven't picked the Bosc pears yet, either. Lots of fruity fun to come!
That sounded funny, didn't it?