Is this Solo papaya ripe?

Is it ripe?

How to ripen

  • Don’t refrigerate before it’s ripe! The Solo papaya comes from the tropics and doesn’t like the cold.
  • Keep it out on the kitchen counter at 70 to 80 degrees to ripen.
  • Ripen faster by putting in a paper bag with an apple or banana. This works because apples and bananas emit a natural gas called ethylene which helps the ripening process. Solos are sensitive to this and ripen faster in the proximity of these fruit.

Is the Solo papaya ripe?

  • You can start enjoying this papaya when It’s 50% yellow and when it gives to a gentle squeeze. Once fully yellow, enjoy within 2 to 3 days.
  • This is a sweet fruit, 12 to 13 on the Brix scale. It sweetens as it ripens. So keep a close eye on your Solo, the yellower the sweeter.
  • Sometimes gaining sweeter levels leaves blemishes on the skin of the papaya. Usually these blemishes are a peel away or easily skimmed away with a knife.