Papaya tree growing herb of the genus Carica also known as Papaya or Carica papaya, Papaya tree perennial evergreen plant used for the edible fruits and also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves grow on stem 0.4-1.2 length, the leaves lobate in the edge size 20-90 cm.
Flower color yellow, flowers can separate on different plant to female and male flowers on or can grow the same tree hermaphrodite.
Papaya tree fruits
Fruit color yellow or orange and sometime part of the fruit can be green, shape can be round or oval the size 3-50 cm.
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Requirements for Papaya tree 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
Pests and diseases:
Ants, spider mite
How to prune:
Old leaves, recommend not pruning the branches but if the branches break recommend to cut and evening to cover it with paste or something
Size of the plant?
2-7 m, 6-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow flower, the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees or on the same trees
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fungal, ants
What can be done with big quantities of Papaya tree 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?
Ripening of fruit
Can be picked when the not fully ready and be wait that will ready at home