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Papaya has a taste similar to cantaloupe melons with more of a pungent kick. The flavor has a musky, floral hint and the texture (when ripe) is buttery and melts in your mouth. The seeds have a slightly bitter, peppery taste.
Scientific Name: Carica Papaya
Also Known As: Papaw, pawpaw
When/ How to Eat: Papaya is ripe when the color changes from green to a light yellow. The fruit emits a musky floral scent and when pressed gently, is soft to the touch (not mushy). To eat the fruit simply cut it in half and scoop the flesh with a fruit. The seeds are edible however very high in fiber so please consume with caution.
Where it Grows: Papaya is native to the mesoamerican region (Mexico to South-Eastern Central America) and grows in zones 9b-11. To grow a papaya tree simply place the seeds in soil and wait 2-4 weeks for sproutlings.
Please keep in mind the weight of each box varies from fruit to fruit and overall is dependent on the fruit's overall mass, size and shape.
Special Request: 1 fruit OR 1 lb worth of fruits.
Small Box: contains up to 3-5 Ib of fruits.
Large Box: contains up to 8-10 Ib of fruits.
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Return & Refund Policy
***Cannot Ship to California*** Currently, the USDA has restrictions on the transport of this fruit from Florida to California. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To find out which fruits we can or cannot send to California, click the link below.