When was the last time you saw a papaya the size of a man’s head? These Tahitian papayas were grown by Mike, from seeds he got from a Tahitian neighbor.
Here they are in close-up on the tree:
And here they are in the kitchen. As you can see, they are the size of a butcher knife.
The taste test? Juicy, and a bit like a cantaloupe. Paradise!
In an upcoming post, I will share a video of Mike stunting a papaya tree, which makes it bear fruit earlier. This was a secret technique he learned from a wizened Japanese gardener on the North Shore, Oahu. Stay tuned…
Hope you have a great weekend! Mahalo for reading along.
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Are your Tahitian papayas anything like Hawaiian Strawberry papayas? Here in BC we can get Mexican (reasonable price, heavy, fibrous texture, thick taste) or smaller ones from Hawaii that taste much better.
We didn’t think the Tahitian papayas tasted like Strawberry papayas. Very unusual…more like Cantaloupe.
Those papayas look so delicious! Unlike the papayas down here in Kihei!:-(