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Green Papayas are Papayas of either type (Mexican Papayas or Tropical Papayas) that are not yet Ripe. Season Green Papayas typically fruit between 6-9 months (in hot areas) or 9-11 months (in cooler areas) after they are planted. That being said, Green Papaya season is considered...
Varieties Two kinds of Papayas are commonly found in domestic grocery stores. The Mexican Papaya, sometimes called “Red Papaya” or “Giant Papaya,” has a red orange skin and orange flesh. Mexican Papayas are known for having a blander, sometimes bitter flavor. Mexican...
The Mountain Papaya (Vasconcellea pubescens), also known as mountain pawpaw, looks like a Papaya, but is actually a different species than Carica papaya. The Mountain Papaya (of the genus Vasconcellea but also called Carica pubescens) is native to the Andes of South America. Mountain...
The most common Papaya we see in America are the fruits of the Carica Papaya plant. The Papaya is a member of the caricaceae family. All Papayas are in the order Brassicales, which includes capers, cabbages and mustard greens. This may explain the bitterness of the edible but peppery...
Availability Papaya Seeds are available all year long. Culinary Uses The Papaya Seeds are bitter and edible. Papaya Seeds are most often used in the West to make or augment Salad Dressings. Papaya Dressing is an example of a Papaya Dressing. When added to other dressings such as Oil &...
The Tropical Papaya is the smaller of the two with a sweet flavor and a yellow exterior skin and yellow flesh. Tropical Papayas grow to be 1.1 to 2.2 pounds per unit. The Tropical Papaya is also called the “Kapaho Papaya” in Hawaii and the “Yellow Papaw” in...