Papayas are originating from tropical America. Colonists easily spread this plant all around the world thanks to the seed that keep their power of germination for a long time.
Papayas was used by American Indians to tenderise meat with pulp.
Today, papaya trees are in all tropical regions.
Production and countries of origin
India, Brazil and Nigeria are the main countries producers in the world.
About dried papayas, Thailand is the main producer.
We can find papayas in September and from January to April. But the high season is from October to December.