Ripe papaw can be eaten straight away or stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Try papaw flesh in a fruit salad with a mixture of other tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit - add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to enhance the flavour.
For today's recipe I combined papaw with kiwi fruit, red onion and coriander to make a wonderful savoury salsa - a feast even Baloo would be proud of.
Combine papaw, kiwi, red onion, coriander, chilli and lime in a bowl.
No roadside park could be found, so Papaw just pulled over on the side of the highway.
And as the years passed, Granny and Papaw ate more Kentucky Fried Chicken and took less cooked food in the car.