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Papaya Fruit Tree

Carica Papaya

The Papaya Tree or also known as Carica Papaya consists of sweet and smooth fruits that resemble melons. A tree native to Central America, it thrives in full sun exposure and a moderate watering schedule. Its beautiful mixture of white and yellowish-golden flowers and green foliage, it is a show stopping tree to own!

Growzone: 9-11

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Papaya Tree (carica papaya) is a tropical fruit tree that is native to Central America. This tree blooms beautiful white to yellowish flowers and produces sweet mango-like fruits. They are relatively short-lived trees, but with the proper care and planting location, these trees can grow upwards of 15 feet (outside).

About Your Papaya Fruit Tree

 


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 6 to 15 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 12 Feet
Classification: Unique and Unusual Fruit Tree
Sunlight: Full sun
Flower Color: White and yellowish-orange
Fruit: Green skinned, melon like, edible
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition: Any rich and well drained soil
Water Requirements: Moderate
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 Papaya Fruit Tree Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Papaya Fruit Tree

Before you buy a Papaya Tree, make sure you read about the recommended care instructions to keep this tree healthy and thriving.

How Often Should I Water My Papaya Tree?

How Often Should I Water My Papaya Tree?

Watering is the most important aspect in growing papayas. The trees should be kept on the dry side to avoid any root rot from occurring. However, they do need a moderate amount of water to support their large leaves. In winter, papayas prefer to be as dry as possible. This is simply to avoid any frost and ultimately avoid root rot. In the warmer months, they can handle as much water as you give them as long as their soil is well-drained.

What Kind of Soil Do Papaya Trees Prefer?

What Kind of Soil Do Papaya Trees Prefer?

Papaya trees need a soil that is lightweight and well-drained. This is to avoid any possibility of the tree soaking up too much water and causing root rot. Any type of cactus soil mix works best with Papaya trees.

What is the Best Fertilizer For My Papaya Tree?

What is the Best Fertilizer For My Papaya Tree?

Papaya trees grow extremely fast, which requires them to have regular applications of balanced all-purpose fertilizers. A good rule of thumb is to feed monthly and adjust according to how the tree is responding. Always remember to water your tree directly after fertilizing to help carry the nutrients down the roots.

How Much Sun Does a Papaya Tree Need?

How Much Sun Does a Papaya Tree Need?

If you plant a Papaya tree where no other plant seems to be happy, you've planted it in the right spot! These trees thrive best in warm heat and bright sunlight. Where these fruit trees can grow in shade, their fruits produced will not be sweet.


Frequently Asked questions

Can I Plant My Papaya Tree Where it's Windy?

How Can I Avoid Frostbite on My Papaya?

How Long Will it Take for My Papaya to Bear Fruit?


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