Papaya Seeds - Thai Red Dwarf
Background on our journey to find great tasting papaya for south Florida:
The most common type in Florida is what we refer to as 'mexican papaya' it is the one that grows wild in the Everglades and is the type my grandfather grew 50 years ago in Florida. It is an old heirloom type that make orange colored flesh, grows very tall and have a strong musky flavor due to the large amounts of papain enzyme in the fruit. It is likely the one most of us tried and decided we hated papapya because of that musky flavor....Let me tell you there is good papaya out there!
After traveling southeast Asia and eating magnificent papayas, we found the red flesh sweet varieties have less muskiness. We have been growing Thai red fleshed dwarf papayas and selecting them. These are our own selections we have made on the farm. Our main strain we grow is a red sweet type that Luke found on his travels in Thailand and we have been working with it since 2014.
'Thai Red dwarf' A more dwarf type that has sweet red edible flesh. No muskiness in the flavor or smell. Some trees exhibit red tinted stems
Each order will contain: 20 seeds of 'Thai Red Dwarf' Papaya. Fresh September 2020