Primed for papayas — A look at sales growth over the last five years

Primed for papayas — A look at sales growth over the last five years

This article appears in the July/August issue of PMG magazine. Check out the full digital edition here.


Unit and dollar sales of papayas rose noticeably in 2019. Continuing to move the needle for papayas will be largely a matter of introducing the fruit to more people; according to The Packer’s 2020 Fresh Trends consumer survey, only 6% of shoppers purchased the large fruit in the last 12 months.

Providing simple, enticing recipes to encourage shoppers to take the plunge will be key. Sampling those recipes – a tried-and-true technique that has been on hold recently due to the pandemic – is the ideal approach.

Papaya data
Graphic by Alison Fulton