How long does a papaya take to ripen?

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  1. MetalMat

    MetalMat Diamond Member

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    I bought a papaya out of the blue on saturday and was told by my friend to let it sit out on my counter for 3-5 days. I read on the internet that it should get kind of soft and have about a 70% yellow to green ratio. Just wondering what yall know about it.

    Also, should I put it in the fridge for a little while (about 8 hours) after it ripens? I like my fruit to be cold.
     
  2. ravana

    ravana Platinum Member

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    You got the right info.

    I hate papaya cold, but that's just me.
     
  3. aidanjm

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    I used to be addicted to papaya
     
  4. MetalMat

    MetalMat Diamond Member

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    BTW, what does it taste like? is it kind of close to a mango?
     
  5. aidanjm

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    it sort of depends on if you get a good one, and how ripe it is. it should be sweet, but perhaps not as sweet as a mango.

    The inside reminds me of a vagina, for some reason.

     
  6. radioouman

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    THat's why you should eat it cold!
     
  7. mercanucaribe

    mercanucaribe Banned

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    It tastes like those orange melons, and not anything like a mango. I hate papayas.
     
  8. MetalMat

    MetalMat Diamond Member

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    Hmm, I dont really like melons at all. Honeydew, Water, etc..... never really liked them :(
     
  9. aidanjm

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    it has a sort of unique taste, a bit different to honeydew, tho.
     
  10. Quasmo

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    How I read it.
     
  11. screw3d

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    Cold papayas are awesome.. do it!