Wild vs. Farmed
Papayas are a staple fruit in most of South & Latin America.
Fact is, you can buy papayas in most supermarkets
throughout the United States.
That's because they're farmed for mass market
in South America and Mexico.
Colombia exports $-millions of papayas, mangoes,
bananas and pineapples year round (roses, too.)
But papayas and many tropical fruits are still found
and harvested in the jungles of Colombia.
(For local village markets.)
These wild fruits are picked ripe, and although not
"perfect" on the outside, are always
more delicious and flavorful.
This beauty was picked 'wild', and is
much more fragrant than farmed varieties.