An experiment was established

to determine the agronomic and commercial potential of nine

papaya hybrids in a region of high rainfall (Pococí region,

Limón province). The characteristics determined where fruit

size, total productivity, pulp brix and susceptibility to fruit rot

caused by Colletotrichum gloesporioides. It was determined

that only one of these hybrids had commercial potential as a

dessert fruit comparable to the control. One other hybrid had

potential to be used for industrial purposes.