Sinta Papaya is the first Philippine-bred hybrid papaya that is moderately tolerant to the devastating ringspot virus. The fruits are sweet, yellow-fleshed, and medium-sized, ideal for both fresh and canning. The plants are semi-dwarf and prolific. Fruit harvest commences about eight months after transplanting.
Sinta Papaya can be grown as a solo crop but it can be grown as an intercrop with coconut or banana. It is also ideal as a backyard crop that can supply the family with nutritious and fiber-rich fruits.
Sinta is popular among local growers because of its delicious fruits and virus tolerance. It has been introduced to other countries by East-West Seed Company, a licensed seed grower.