We have lots of papaya trees at False Bluff. They grow fast from seed and bear fruit early....two nice characteristics.
The fruit is either big or not big, depending on the variety of the tree; and we have both varieties.
This is a just-peeled papaya from one of the trees that produces big fruit - and it's a pretty typical size for the variety.
I'm sure there is a taste difference between the varieties but I can't tell. However, I prefer the big fruit because there's so much more to eat - and that means everybody gets a huge bowl full like this.