How to grow Papaya tree

Papaya tree grow and care – 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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How to grow 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

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:

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

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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