Islanders and visitors enjoy Papaya as a breakfast fruit because it's delicious, a good source of calcium, sugar, and vitamins A, C, and G; but listen to this- as a green fruit, islanders cook papaya in soups and stews. It's hard to believe but the fruit tastes like squash. Also, its milky sap contains a protein enzyme, papain.
Papaya is a popular breakfast fruit in many countries and is also used in salads, pies, sherbets, juices, and confections. Great for making jams, jellies, juice, butter or baking. Great for indoor or outdoor growing.
- Grows up to 8 feet height
- Papayas prefer a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5.
- Plant seeds ½ inch deep in sandy soil mixed with organic matter with good drainage
- Water daily
- Do not allow soil to dry out keeping moist
- Fertilize once a month