Carica papaya. Caricaceae family.
The fruit is shaped like a rugby ball. It obtains a yellow-orange colour upon ripening. The pulp is very juicy and has a smooth, sweet flavour, similar to cantaloupe due to its orange colouration, and its seeds are edible.
Optimal temperature: 8ºC
% R.H.: 85-90%
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