The Mountain Papaya (Vasconcellea pubescent)

The Mountain Papaya’s (Vasconcellea pubescent) Bloom, Aka Carica pubescent, Mountain Pawpaw, Papayuelo, Chamburo, Papayuela, Chilacuán, Chamburú, Chiluacán, Papaya de Tierra Fría, Sapira, Papaya Arequipeña, and Chigualcan, is a species of the genus Vasconcellea, native to the Andes of northwestern South America from Colombia south to central Chile. I once wrote a post on Carica papaya,…

The Papaya (Carica papaya)

The Papaya (Carica papaya) Aka Lechoza, Papaw, or Pawpaw, is the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the neotropics, from southern Mexico and Central America, and has naturalised in the Caribbean and Pacific islands. “It was first cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classical civilisations.”-http://bit.ly/PvrnkT  “India leads the world in papaya production with an…