This is the 16 pound papaya from my wasfamili next to 13 pound 4 month old Chloe. Her parents Ryan and Crystal work in the Morobe province. At 6 months Chloe will make her first village visit, complete with helicopter ride and bushhouse sleeping. But until then she is just enjoying life in Ukarumpa and growing. Don’t worry Chloe, some day soon you will be bigger than the papaya.
This papaya was huge, sweet and delicious. I cut it up and froze it so I can enjoy lots of papaya smoothies. Although i’m use to getting food gifts from my family now, it still makes me feel very special. Nothing says I love you quite like a giant papaya.