PAPAYA - Carica papaya

The Papaya belongs to the Caricaceaes family. This fruit is oval shaped and has an intense yellow colour when ripe. It is 10 to 25cm or more long, and 7 to 15cm or more in diameter. The skin is soft, smooth and thin. The pulp is soft, juicy and fleshy with an orange or reddish colour; inside there are numerous black inedible seeds. It has a pleasant and sweet flavour. The shape, size, colour and flavour of this fruit varies considerably depending on the variety.