Papayas have become one of the many tropical fruits gaining popularity recently. The US is the largest importers of Papaya.
When the fruit is green and hard it is loaded in white latex. Like most tropical fruit, as it ripens, it changes color and its thick wall of flesh becomes fragranced, it is yellow, orange or various shades of red. It is juicy, sweet and somewhat like a cantaloupe in flavor; in some types rather musky.
Fresco de cas or cas juice is very sour initially, like lemonade, but after adding sugar it turns sweet and tart. The major distinction between cas juice and lemonade is the thickness. Cas juice is dense with an ice cream-like quality and doesn’t have lemonade’s pulpy bits.
GFE Global is growing CAS in our Costa Rica project because we believe its popularity will continue to grow and will produce a high profit margin for this environment.
GFE Global has imported a much different variety of CAS for this project that comes from Brazil and parts of Columbia. The fruit is larger in size, the volume of yield is three times greater than the Costa Rica variety, and it is extremely bug resistant.
Under favorable conditions, CAS is a fast growing product and highly productive, thus providing a source of income to a farm while growing Jatropha.
GFE Global considers soil, irrigation, weather, labor, social and political structure, and regulations when selecting a crop for our sustainable farming solution.