Though we are really busy in the middle of grape harvest and have tanks of wine, at different stages of production, that have to be monitored and grapes ripening in the vineyard, we make time to keep an eye on the fruit trees in our gardens.
The pears are ripening and will soon be turned into Pear Dessert Wine (port). But, there is one kind of fruit tree that I think I will use for cooking and not for wine.
There are two Pawpaw trees in our Wine Barn Garden and the fruit is ready to pick!
The race is on to get the fruit when it just ripens, but, before the raccoons or the opossum.
Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba) are native to North America, growing wild in much of the eastern and Midwest portions of the United States.
The fruit tastes similar to a banana, and can be used in recipes similar to how one would
use a banana.
This month Chef Matthew is making a special dessert with the ripe pawpaws. He’s
made a wonderful Pawpaw Cake and Pawpaw pudding topping to accompany the cake.
This will be on the menu and served in the Wine Garden this weekend. Should be very tasty.
Now, which wine will we pair with that?