The Pawpaw has a creamy, custard-like flesh with a tropical flavor, which is often described as a combination of mango, pineapple, and banana. Most enthusiasts agree that the best way to enjoy pawpaws is to eat them raw after they are picked from trees and are perfectly ripe.
Fully ripe pawpaws last only a few days at room temperature, but may be kept for a week or more in the refrigerator. Allow fruit to finish ripening at room temperature before eating. Never eat the skin or seeds.