Retailer Support

Tips for Merchandising Papaya 

Surround papayas with pineapples, bananas, mangoes, and coconuts in a tropical fruit display.

Offer fruit in various stages of ripeness, so shoppers can buy for immediate use and still have some for later.

Conduct in-store demonstrations to introduce or remind shoppers of the delectable taste of a papaya from Hawaii.

Ask your shipper for our full-color POP material to call attention to your papaya section, and to remind shoppers that papayas are exceptionally nutritious.

Place a cut papaya in the center of the display to show new customers what a papaya look like inside.

Proper Care and Handling

Handle with care and stack no more than two high avoid bruising.

Rotate stock forward to reduce shrinkage.

Keep papayas out of the sun to prevent accelerating the ripening process.

Place papayas in a refrigerated display area between 50 and 55°F (10-12.8°C) to maintain a shelf life of 5-7 days.

Never cool less than half-ripe papayas below 45°F (7.2°C), as this permanently stops the ripening process.