Good quality papayas should be firm with unblemished skins, regardless of degree of ripeness (most papayas are shipped while still green to prevent damage from rough handling).
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Pitted skin, decay, failure to ripen, and off-flavor are indications of chill injury; store properly.
Skin discoloration and hard flesh areas may be caused by excessive heat treatments required for quarantine (insect control).
Mildly sweet with hints of melon.
Leathery skin with silky, smooth, bright-orange flesh.
Pair with basil, crab, mint, peanuts, spring mix.
Mango, mamey sapote.
64% usable product
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.