Maria's Joy Paw Paw
Bred by Jerry Lehman of Terre Haute, Indiana, Maria's Joy Pawpaw is an award-winning variety with delectable, banana-like flavor. Named in tribute to their friend and guide, Maria Plekhanovna, each fruit can reach up to 1 pound and typically weigh 8-14 ounces. Its medium-to-large, kidney-shaped yellow flesh is known to be exceptionally sweet and flavorful, leading one well-known fruit author to declare it the best tasting pawpaw he had ever tasted. In 2012, Maria's Joy won the Ohio Pawpaw Festival's "Biggest Pawpaw Contest". Annual crops are ample.