Compatibility & Temperature
Varieties are often classified as Hawaiian or Mexican; Solo is the most widely known Hawaiian cultivar, weighing a pound or two with yellow skin and orange or pink flesh when ripe. Mexican varieties tend to be significantly larger.
Pear-shaped or round, papaya can grow up to 20 inches in length and weigh up to 20 pounds. Popular varieties in Hawaii (other than Solo) include Kapoho, Sunrise, and Waimanolo; other worldwide variations and hybrids have included Bettina, Betty, Brazilian Formosa, Burliar Long, Gold Cross, Golden, Higgins, Honey Dew, Honey Gold, Hong Kong, Linda, Maradol, Mountain, Pusa, Red Queen, Red Lady, Rainbow, Santa Cruz Giant, Singapore Pink, SunUp, Sunnybank, Sunset, Tainung, Washington, Wilder, Yarwun Yellow, and Zapote.
• Storing at 85o F (29.6o C) with high humidity for up to 48 hours can enhance color and ripeness.
• Chilling will stop the ripening process for unripe fruit; partially ripened fruit can be refrigerated for two weeks or more.
• Optimal storage for fully ripe fruit is from 45 to 55o F
• Produces ethylene
• Sensitive to water and ice
Sources: The Produce Blue Book
Currently, there are no Good Arrival Guidelines published for this commodity.
There are no established grades.
Source(s): PACA, DRC and USDA
Serving Size 1 small (4-1/2" long x 2-3/4" dia)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2Calories 59
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.21g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.065g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.047g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.91g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 156%
Calcium 4% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
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