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Efforts Underway to Develop Ringspot-Resistant Papaya Hybrid

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The mountain papaya of South America, shown above, has demonstrated resistance to the ringspot virus. However, while it looks like Hawai`i papayas, it is too genetically distant for direct cross-breeding.
The mountain papaya of South America, shown above, has demonstrated resistance to the ringspot virus. However, while it looks like Hawai`i papayas, it is too genetically distant for direct cross-breeding.

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