Those of you who have been following my blog know that I fell in love with Kentucky’s native fruit—the pawpaw—this past year. The luscious pulp of this sweet fruit can be used in so many ways for any course of a meal. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse.
So when Dr. Kirk Pomper of Kentucky State University (home of insightful pawpaw research and experimentation) asked me to share some news about the pawpaw, I said, “Of course.” This time around, he’s encouraging people to contact Representative Derrick Graham to support a resolution that would call for the papaw to be named Kentucky’s State Native Fruit Tree. The resolution cites its historic, economic and environmental value and legacy to the Commonwealth. If you want to support this effort, call 1-800-372-7181 to leave your message.
And mark your calendar now. Pawpaws will begin ripening in late August or September.