Capture Pawpaw Season and the Fruit's Tropical Flavor While You Can

Liz Grossman

Custard apple. Hillbilly mango. Hipster banana. Quaker delight. For a hard-to-find (and forage) North American fruit with a three-week harvesting window, pawpaw sure has a lot of nicknames. “It’s such a pain,” says Chris Spear, chef/founder of Perfect Little Bites catering and the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast. “They grow wild and you can’t pick them until they’re ripe. And when they are, they fall off these...