Carica papaya 'Rwanda Giant'
Everyone knows the papaya of course. What is less known is that there are literally hundreds of bizarre landraces the world over. This giant-fruited variety from the highlands of Rwanda in southeastern Africa is remarkable for its enormous, rounded, football-sized fruits with delectable flesh. Cultivation is easy, similar to that of any other papaya, and it also makes a nice ornamental with a usually unbranched trunk large, dark green, palmate leaves.