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

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Ants, spider mite

Pruning season:
All year

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

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 flower, the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees or on the same trees

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 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?
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 papaya

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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