Orange and Papaya Month on August, 2024: How many varieties of papaya are there?

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How many varieties of papaya are there?

8 CULTIVARS of papayas


A selection from Waimanalo. Solo type. Small to medium-sized fruit. Distinct, blocky shape, very short neck. Deep yellow-orange skin and flesh, firm, juicy, very sweet. Dwarf, high-yielding plant. Fairly recent release from the University of Hawaii.

Mexican Red

A rose-fleshed papaya that is lighter in flavor than Mexican Yellow. Medium to very large fruit. Generally not as sweet as Hawaiian types

Mexican Yellow

A very sweet and flavorful, yellow-fleshed papaya. Medium to large fruit, can grow up to 10 pounds. Generally not as sweet as Hawaiian types.


Fruit round and shallowly furrowed in female plants, pear-shaped in bisexual plants. Weight 1.1 to 2.2 pounds. Skin smooth, flesh firm, reddish-orange, very sweet, of excellent quality. Produces no male plants, only bisexual and female in a 2 to 1 ratio. Introduced into Hawaii from Barbados in 1911. Named Solo in 1919.

Sunrise (Sunrise Solo)

Pear-shaped fruit with a slight neck. Averages 22 to 26 ounces depending on location. Skin smooth, flesh firm, reddish-orange, sweet, sugar content high. Quality similar to Solo. Seed cavity not as deeply indented as other Solo strains, making seed removal easier. Plant precocious, maturing fruit about 9 months after transplanting, at a height of about 3 feet.

Sunset (Sunset Solo)

Solo type. Small to medium-sized, pear-shaped fruit. Orange-red skin and flesh. Very sweet. Dwarf, high yielding plant. Originated at the University of Hawaii.

Vista Solo

Medium to large fruit depending on climate, 5 inches wide, up to 18 inches long. Skin yellow, flesh orange to yellow-orange. Hardy, compact Solo type producing high quality fruit. Needs fairly hot weather to develop sweetness. Self-fertile. Originated in Vista, Calif. by Ralph Corwin.

Waimanalo (Waimanalo Solo, X-77)

Fruit round with a short neck, average weight 16 to 39 ounces. Skin smooth, and glossy, cavity star-shaped. Flesh thick, firm, orange-yellow in color, flavor and quality high, keeps well. Recommended for fresh market and processing. Fruits of female plants rough in appearance. Average height to the first flower is 32 inches.

Babies and Oranges/Other Forbidden Foods?

Babies and Oranges/Other Forbidden Foods?

<- loves oranges and has since about 8 months old.

All my babies eat what I eat, at times prepared more mildly, and I eat a largely latin and mediterranean/ arab diet.

Like any other food, it depends on your baby. If your baby shows up with a diaper rash a day after eating an acidic food, hold off for a while longer. As for my own, this one won't eat anything bland and loves oranges, pineapple, mango, papaya, anything with cilantro or cumin in it, cucumber with a bit of lemon juice or balsamic and EVO, jicama w/ lime, roasted beets rubbed w/ olive oil, hummus, falafel, and dolmades. She doesn't eat blandly and all my kids eat very healthily, I think in part because I never followed the 'bland mush' american baby diet.

Now, I've got to make her her lunch- salad, mango and fresh pita with a fresh orange and yogurt smoothie :)

(she's 13 months and loves a finely diced salad with olive oil and pomegranite vinegarette.)

Does the orange bar of lika’s papaya soap work?

Does the orange bar of lika's papaya soap work?

It does work.

I but give it at least a month for anything noticable.

Remember to apply lotion after use, Lika's papaya soap makes skin incredably dry.

Also here's a link to make your own Papaya and Cucumber soap:

Some skin lightening info:

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