Bouquet of the Week
September 14, 2017
Sunflowers, Zinnias, Ageratum, Plume Celosia
We're grinnin' like a possum in a pawpaw patch! For the next few weeks we will have our large and luscious pawpaws at the market.
Pawpaws are truly a unique local and seasonal treasure in our region. They're the northernmost relative of a tropical genus. They have a smooth, creamy texture and a sweet tropical flavor that is uniquely its own. Pawpaws on the counter can fill a room with their bright, sweet fragrance.
Peeled pawpaws can be eaten out of hand like the possum does, or its thick creamy pulp can be used in baking, smoothies, ice cream, and other prepared foods. They ripen just during a few weeks in the fall, and they don't have a very long fresh storage life. But the pulp can be frozen for use year round.
If you're a pawpaw fan - or just curious - now's the time to enjoy this native Kentucky tree fruit!
See you on Saturday!