The papaya fruit has a long, cylindrical shape and pointed at the end. One end is slightly bulging. When unripe, the skin is smooth and green; the flesh is white, dense and crisp. When ripe, the skin changes to yellow and the flesh turns orange and is soft and sweet. The seeds are black and egg-shaped. Some varieties have many seeds, other  few. The fruiting season is from October to December. It is a source of carbohydrate, vitamin A,vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. (The fruit is 8 to 10 cm. In diameter and 20 to 25 cm. long)