I never knew this before, but Hawaiian papayas are a popular Mother's Day gift to send to the mainland. (I don't think a mom who already lives in Hawaii would get too excited about receiving a box of papayas on Mother's Day though, ha, ha.)
Anyway, last year I had a few Hawaiian papaya orders right before Mother's Day and thought nothing of it. It wasn't till I could not get a confirmation from my shipper after numerous messages and faxes that I knew something was up. When they finally called me back, they said they did receive my orders and they were shipped later at a faster service rate because they had run out of papayas and were waiting for more to arrive from the Big Island.
They told me that Mother's Day is one of the busiest times for them to ship papayas.
Afterwards I thought about it and it did begin to make sense. I mean a Mom has probably received numerous bouquets of roses and candy and meals for every Mother's Day since she has been a mother, but sending a gift of health from exotic Hawaii that is full of vitamins and good for your digestion, now that makes a memorable and thoughtful gift.
A warning though, if you have siblings, they may get annoyed that they didn't think of sending mom papayas first--after having to listen to mom go on and on for weeks about how much she is enjoying her papayas every day & it was the best Mother's Day present she received.
Whether your mom is young or old, if you want to send her a box of fresh papayas from Hawaii delivered to the mainland, we can help.
For more information about the benefits of papayas, papaya recipes and more, read our Hawaiian Papaya blog category.