market mexico city fruit stand

This is the market of my childhood, in the Mexico City neighbourhood of Alamos

4 thoughts on “market mexico city fruit stand

    1. If you ask, the vendors will slice a watermelon (or papaya, or pumpkin,…) so you may check it out inside, and they will even let you buy half or a quarter.


  1. I love how all the fruits look so luscious and fresh. What is that big orange one in the background behind the watermelon and bananas?


    1. Those are papayas! They are called “papaya amarilla” – “yellow papaya”, and the flesh is also yellow. These are the most common in Mexico; the greenish and smaller with orange flesh are called “Hawaiian” and are more expensive.


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