The Rainbow papaya is a bright yellow-orange with a unique papaya flavor, very sweet and high in Vitamin C.
The Sunred papaya is a reddish-pink-fleshed papaya, delicious and sweet. Our Sunred papaya is a Sunup variety of papaya. It was developed by the University of Hawaii, Cornell University, and USDA to be resistant to the papaya ringspot virus, and first made commercially available in 1998.
Papayas are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin C, and a good source of fiber, Vitamins A and B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and many other vitamins and minerals.
A 10 lb box of Sunred Papaya typically contains 7-9 papayas. Papayas are harvested at a ripeness to maximize sweetness and flavor and still survive shipping. They should be eaten when they give to a gentle touch, which is usually when the skin is 3/4 to fully yellow. Once they have reached their desired ripeness, they are best stored in the refrigerator, wrapped to avoid dehydration, to slow the ripening process and extend their shelf life.
Due to the nature of the product, papayas are only shipped ONCE a week. We process orders Sunday and pack on Monday for Tuesday shipment through FedEx. Papayas generally arrive in 1-3 days. If for some reason there is any delay in shipping, we will notify you.
Papayas can be shipped anywhere in the USA. Shipping is free, with the exception of certain locations in Alaska, which may require an additional charge. At this time we are unable to ship papayas internationally.