- Some 20,000 pounds of fresh papaya grown on Kaua’i were sold on
the island in February, down from 40,000 pounds the same month a
year ago, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and state Department of Agriculture. For the first two
months of this year, Kaua’i papaya sales were 45,000 pounds, down
from 70,000 pounds for the same two-month period in 2005.