Close-up of yellow iHeartFruitBox Mountain Papayas piled together, showing their oblong shape and slightly speckled skin.

Mountain Papaya ***Pre-Order***

Regular price $49.99

Exotic Discovery: Mountain Papaya - A Rare Culinary Gem!

Mountain Papaya, also known as Carica pubescens, offers a distinctive culinary experience with its vibrant flavor profile that differs significantly from the common papaya, with many people describing the flavor as being similar to passion fruit and black pepper (if you chew the seeds). Native to South America, this fruit is celebrated for its unique taste and versatility in recipes. A lot of people cook the skin and use it like they would sweet peppers.

Unlike its tropical cousin, the Mountain Papaya features a firmer texture and a complex flavor that combines sweetness with a subtle tartness, making it ideal for both sweet and savory dishes. It has a bright orange skin and lush, juicy flesh that is rich in vitamins A and C. Mountain Papaya is also a Papain powerhouse. This enzyme is used in the pharmaceutical industry to treat stomach ulcers. 

Important Notice: Due to strict agricultural laws, we are unable to ship Mountain Papaya to California.
Pre-order Alert: Mountain Papaya is a seasonal item. Place your order now, and we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Delays can vary from a few weeks to a few months.

Mountain Papaya is not only a delight to the palate but also a powerhouse of nutrition, offering a substantial boost to the immune system and promoting skin health thanks to its high vitamin content.

Simple Recipe: Mountain Papaya Skin Exfoliant

Enhance your skincare routine by using the skin of the Mountain Papaya as a natural exfoliant. Simply blend the inner side of the skin with a tablespoon of honey and apply it to your face for a refreshing, natural treatment that helps remove dead skin cells and revitalizes your complexion.

  • Each box is filled to capacity, ensuring you receive a generous supply of Mountain Papaya.
  • Monitor delivery schedules closely as the fruit ripens quickly, especially in warm conditions.
  • Orders are prepared for shipping at the beginning of the week following your purchase. Immediate shipment is not available to maintain freshness.

For detailed shipping information, please visit our Shipping Guide. Further details can be found in our Ripening Guide.