Carica papaya L.

Common Names

Melon tree, Papaya, Papeta, Pappali, Pawpaw

Description

Green-yellow to orange-red, pear-shaped, red-orange flesh, thin skin, small seeds, seeds black when ripe.

Origin

Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam

Comments

Host for fruit flies (including Anastrapha spp., Bactrocera spp., & Ceratitis spp.), scale, mealybugs, and moths (Gelechiidae, Pyralidae).


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