Carica quercifolia growing herb of the genus Carica also known as Oak Leaved Papaya, Carica quercifolia perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves grow on stem 0.4-1.2 length, the leaves lobate in the edge size 20-90 cm.

Flower color yellow or white the flowers grow in clusters

Carica quercifolia flower

Fruit color yellow or orange and sometime part of the fruit can be green, shape oval the size 3-7 cm the width is 1-3 cm.

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Requirements for Carica quercifolia growing and care:

Wind-less, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s better to know what you get

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, when the plant full of fruit can be break by the wind

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Ants, spider mite

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
Yellow or white the flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
All year

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fungal, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Carica quercifolia fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, dried fruit

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes when the fruits growing on other fruits it can cause rot in the fruit, needed to thinning some of the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-10 month

Ripening of fruit
Can be picked when the not fully ready and be wait that will ready at home

Scientific name:

Carica quercifolia

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