A halved green and yellow papaya in one hand a halved papaya exposing orange pulp and black seeds in the other hand
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Carica papaya

Native to Colombia the papaya is very common throughout the warmer regions of Colombia. The vitamin C rich fruit is tasty when mixed with other fruit for juice. The whole fruit is edible. The fruit can be as large as a watermelon or small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Photographed in Atlantico.

An halved orange Carica papaya in the palm of a hand
A Carica papaya flower cluster with white flowers and yellow stamens
A Carica papaya tree with clusters of yellow flowers
A Carica papaya tree with green fruit and large leaves
A yellow Carica papaya flower in sunlight
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