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Commodity Guide Page
The Commodity Guide Page provides general product-related information and may serve as a tool to help regulatory officials identify fruits and vegetables intercepted at U.S. ports of entry. A flag ( Access Restricted to APHIS/CBP ) indicates information that is intended for and available to an APHIS/CBP audience only.
Papaya Carica papaya Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Papaya 
Scientific Name(s): Carica papaya 
Common Name(s): Melonenbaum, Papajabaum, Papajapflanze, mamão, mamón, papaia, papayer, papayero, pawpaw 
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  • 5 to 18 inches
  • Thin, soft, green, or orange skin
  • Yellow to orange pulp
  • Round, soft seeds
  • Milky juice (unripe)
  • Tropical to subtropical
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