Monthly Archives: December 2009

Easy way to tell if produce is genetically modified

If a fruit or vegetable IS genetically modified (GM), the number (not the barcode number) on the fruit or vegetable’s label will have 5 digits and it will start with 8.  Check our Caribbean Red Papaya label. It has a 4-digit … Continue reading


How to spot laurel wilt disease

Excerpt from a 12/25/09 Miami Herald article by Niala Boodhoo. Lighting, flooding, freezing temperatures and even other diseases can cause something that looks like laurel wilt on avocado trees — so don’t panic if your trees turn brown and begin … Continue reading


Ideas for holiday giving

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the tropical at heart.* Caribbean Red Papaya ApronStay clean while cooking with this medium length 35% cotton / 65% polyester blend twill apron. Three spacious utensil pockets to hold all you need. Machine … Continue reading


Papaya tree ornament

Papaya Christmas tree ornament, yet another example of how papayas have been accepted in North America. If you’re in our Homestead office, you can view the ornament on our reception area tree. Available online, this ornament was handmade in Poland. … Continue reading


Chayote radish salad

Recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Times Magazine Chayote radish salad 2 Tbs. lime juice 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.) 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. chili powder 3 Tbs. olive oil 1–2 drops hot sauce, optional 2 chayote squash, diced … Continue reading