We have a revered fascination with the pawpaw here at Mossy Oak. Down in Mississippi and Tennessee, we often find the native fruit along creeks and in heavily wooded, shady areas. And you'll just about always find them clumped together in a big patch.
If you're already familiar with the pawpaw, you're a lucky soul. Grab a few ripe pawpaws in August or September and make this delicious wild fruit cocktail from renowned wild game chef Michael Hunter. It's a great way to enjoy your fruit and introduce others to its taste.
Pawpaw Recipe: Pawpaw Colada
1/2 cup of paw paw pulp
2 oz coconut cream
2 oz rum
2 oz spiced rum
1 oz creme de banana
2 oz pineapple juice
2 cups ice
Put all ingredients into the blender. Blend for 30 seconds or so and enjoy!
If you'd like your own pawpaw patch on your property, visit Mossy Oak's Nativ Nurseries for established seedlings ready to ship. Remember, you need at least two for them to produce and it takes 8 years to fruit. Better get started now!