TONGAN GROWN WAIMANALO TYPE PAPAYAS IN HIGH DEMAND

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NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (October 26, 1998 - PACNEWS)---Tongan grown Waimanalo type papayas are in such high demand in New Zealand that exporters are unable to meet consumer demand.

Over three tons of the fruit were shipped from Tonga to New Zealand last week.

A Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson said local growers are being urged to grow more of the papaya variety developed in Hawai‘i.

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