Papaya Fruit Tree

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    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Carica papaya

Common Names: Papaya, Pawpaw, Papye, Bobai Fruit, Bomb Fruit

Overview: The Carica papaya, commonly known as papaya, is a tropical fruit tree prized for its delicious and nutritious fruit. Native to Central America and Mexico, this fast-growing tree produces large, elongated fruits with vibrant orange flesh and black seeds. Papayas are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as enzymes like papain, making them not only flavorful but also beneficial for digestion and skin health. With its tropical origin, the papaya tree thrives in warm climates with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. It is a low-maintenance plant, requiring regular watering and occasional fertilization to support healthy growth and fruit production. Whether enjoyed fresh, blended into smoothies, or used in salads and desserts, the Carica papaya adds a taste of the tropics to your culinary adventures while offering a host of health benefits.

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Description

Grow this Sweet Treat Yourself

The Carica papaya, commonly known as papaya, is a tropical fruit tree celebrated for its sweet, juicy fruit and ornamental foliage. Originating from Central America, this fast-growing tree features large, palmately lobed leaves and a straight trunk topped with clusters of green fruits. Papayas come in various shapes and sizes, with smooth, orange or yellow skin when ripe and soft, vibrant orange flesh filled with black seeds. Known for their rich flavor and high nutritional value, papayas are enjoyed fresh, in smoothies, salads, and desserts

Caring for your Papaya

Easy to cultivate, papaya trees thrive in warm climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight. Regular watering and occasional fertilization promote healthy growth and abundant fruit production. Whether grown for its delicious fruits or as an attractive landscape plant, the Carica papaya adds a tropical touch to any garden or orchard.

Light

Papayas thrive in tropical and subtropical climates with temperatures consistently above 60°F (16°C). They prefer full sun exposure for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. Plant papaya trees in a location protected from strong winds, as their shallow roots can be easily damaged. If you live in a cooler climate, consider growing papayas in containers that can be moved indoors during the colder months.

Soil

Papayas prefer well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 to 7.0. Sandy loam or loamy soil types are ideal for optimal root development and water drainage. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter by amending it with compost or well-decomposed manure before planting. Avoid planting papayas in heavy clay soils, as they can lead to poor drainage and root rot.

Choose a planting site with sufficient space to accommodate the mature size of the papaya tree, which can reach heights of up to 30 feet. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and slightly deeper than the root ball of the sapling. Place the tree in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, ensuring that the graft union is above the soil line. Water the newly planted tree thoroughly to settle the soil and remove any air pockets around the roots. Mulch the area around the base of the tree with organic mulch to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.

Water

Provide regular, deep watering to papaya trees, especially during the dry season or periods of drought. Water young trees deeply once or twice a week, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Mature trees may require less frequent watering but still benefit from deep irrigation during prolonged dry spells. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases.

Fertilization

Apply a balanced fertilizer specifically formulated for fruit trees to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Fertilize young papaya trees every 2 to 3 months during the growing season, starting in early spring. Mature trees can be fertilized 3 to 4 times a year, with reduced frequency during the winter months. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and timing, and avoid applying fertilizer directly to the trunk to prevent burning.

Pruning

Prune papaya trees annually to maintain their shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and improve air circulation within the canopy. Conduct pruning during the dormant season, preferably in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Use clean, sharp pruning tools to make clean cuts and minimize the risk of introducing pathogens. Remove any suckers or water sprouts that emerge from the base of the tree or along the trunk. Prune branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other to prevent damage and encourage proper growth.

 

Pest and Disease Management

Keep papaya trees healthy and stress-free to minimize susceptibility to pests and diseases. Monitor the trees regularly for signs of pests such as aphids, scales, mites, and fruit flies. Control pest infestations with insecticidal soap, horticultural oil, or neem oil, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Practice good sanitation by removing fallen leaves, fruits, and debris from around the base of the tree to prevent fungal diseases. Treat fungal infections such as powdery mildew or anthracnose with fungicides labeled for use on fruit trees, if necessary.

Harvesting

Papayas typically ripen 4 to 6 months after flowering, depending on the variety and growing conditions. Harvest fruits when they are fully mature and have developed a deep, orange color and yield slightly to gentle pressure. Use pruning shears to cut the fruits from the tree, leaving a short stem attached. Handle harvested fruits with care to avoid bruising or damage, as they are susceptible to spoilage.

 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Mature Height

20ft – 30ft

Spacing

8ft – 10ft

1 review for Papaya Fruit Tree

  1. Sean (verified owner)

    Much larger than expected (around 4 feet tall), and already getting ready to flower! It’s a very pretty plant, too- I love the interesting leaf shape!

    The one I got appears to be a hermaphrodite type, so it’s self- fertile, and will produce papayas without a second variety.

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