Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can be as long as 20 inches. The average size is approximately 7 inches and weigh approximately 400-500g. Their flesh is a rich orange colour with either yellow or pink hues.
Papayas have a wonderfully soft, consistency and a deliciously sweet, musky taste. Inside the inner cavity of the fruit are black, round seeds encased in a gelatinous-like substance.
The skin of the papaya will slowly start to turn from green to yellow as it begins to ripen. When it's almost fully yellow and a little soft to the touch, your papaya is ready to eat.