Papaya - Moon Star It is a large tree-like plant, the single stem growing from 3 to 8 metres tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk; the lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne.
The leaves are large, 50-70 cm diameter, deeply palmately lobed with 7 lobes.
The tree is usually unbranched if unlopped.
The flowers are similar in shape to the flowers of the Plumeria but are much smaller and wax like.
They appear on the axils of the leaves, maturing into the large 15-45 cm long, 10-30 cm diameter fruit.
The fruit is ripe when it feels soft (like a ripe avocado or a bit softer) and its skin has attained an amber to orange hue.
The fruit's taste is vaguely similar to pineapple and peach, although much milder without the seeds, creamier, and more fragrant, with a texture of slightly over-ripened cataloupe.The ripe fruit is usually eaten raw, without the skin or seeds.
The unripe green fruit of papaya can be eaten cooked, usually in curries, salads and stews.
Planting instructions included with purchase
Height 50 feet
20 seeds in package
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