A papaya is the fruit of a melon tree and is therefore also called tree melon. As its nickname suggests, it tastes a bit like melon. The pulp is orange and inside there are black inedible, round seeds.

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The papaya tree is native to Mexico. The tree can grow up to six meters high and the fruits grow on the trunk. Bud Holland imports so-called ‘Golden’ papayas from Brazil. Currently the largest production takes place there; a perfect climate to grow these beautiful papayas.


A visit to our grower in Brazil

These Golden papayas are only harvested when they are fully ripe and then they are taken to the Netherlands on passenger planes. Because they are not further ripened, they are bursting with nutrients and taste and the quality is guaranteed at the same time.

How to store

Ripe papayas can be stored in a cool place for several days, but should not be kept in the refrigerator. Unripe fruits can ripen at room temperature.

How to eat

You can of course just peel, dice and eat papayas. But what is also fun is to make papaya yachts! Cut the papayas in half and remove the seeds. Now fill the space with whatever you like. Yogurt, quark, ice cream… And then decorate with toppings such as fruit, cereals, nuts or seeds. The possibilities are endless!


More information?

Would you like to know more about purchasing papayas? Please contact one of our employees.