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Papaya Press

Candy MacLaughlin General Manager   May 2020 Many of our loyal coffee customers are often not aware that Skybury has become the largest grower of Red Papaya in Australia.  In fact, most of our workers are employed on the papaya side of the business in roles such as picking, packing and irrigation. Most of our fruit gets sold through selected Coles, Woolworths and Aldi stores in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.  Many smaller independent retailer and greengrocers also stock Skybury Papaya. At this time of year, we are starting to see cooler overnight temperatures and this marks...

Skybury Papaya

Your browser does not support our video. Carica Papaya belongs to the family Caricaceae and is native to the tropics of the Americas. The papaya tree is actually a large herb, growing at the rate of two metres in the first year and reaching six to nine metres in height. At Skybury, a sweet aromatic and firm fleshed red variety of papaya is grown, which is ideally suited to the Tropical Atherton Tablelands climate. Skybury was the first commercial plantation to introduce the larger red varieties to the Australian market and today has grown to become the country's largest producer. ...