Love-hate relationship with the paw paw in these parts. They are best at their ugliest, the blacker the better up to a point.
I lump them in with other fruits that I buy as soon as they show up, generally to wasteful effect. Not quite ripe, they languish until they are probably iffy. Then languish some more, until they are definitely iffy. Compost.
This is probably why I haven't written about them before, aside from this slight mention. I think they'd make great ice cream.
The guy working Lagier Ranches' booth at the Lakeshore market expects to have them for a few more weeks.