Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color, and the wide variety of health benefits they provide make them a popular fruit. Papayas are a soft, fleshy fruit that can be used in a wide variety of culinary ways.
The papaya plant has an erect branchless trunk 6-20 ft tall, and a palm like head of foliage at the top. The trunk remains somewhat succulent and soft wooded, and never develops true bark. It is ringed with prominent scars from previous leaf stems and contains an acrid milky latex sap. The flower of papaya are usually white and small. Pollination of papaya are done by wind and sometimes by hand when necessary to get a proper fruit. The smooth-skinned fruits are green, yellow, orange or rose colored, and typically weigh about 0.5 kg. They hang on short stalks in clusters directly from the trunk beneath the umbrella of giant leaves. Papayas flower and fruit simultaneously throughout the year.
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