PAPAYA

A tropical evergreen plant from South America that produces fruit one year after planting! Our varieties are all hermaphroditic and therefore do not need a separate plant to pollinate and produce fruit. Papaya fruit is an excellent source of valuable health giving nutrients.
Papaya trees can be container grown! It combines delicious fleshy fruit with the health benefits of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, and vitamin E. This tropical delight is sure to please. If you live in a colder area, simply bring it indoors for the winter months. All of your guests over the winter will be delighted by seeing such a unique tree growing in your sun room or living room. When the temperatures began to warm up, place it back outside in the hot summer sun. This exotic plant prefers warmer temperatures, 20′-32’C (70′-90’F), and enjoys most types of well-drained soil. Full sunlight, which will ensure the healthiest growth and maximum fruit production. Fruit yields can vary from 27-36 kg (60-80 lbs) depending on the size of the tree. The low-maintenance papaya does not need pruning to provide you with luscious fruit. The fruit has a thick green skin that ripens to gold. Inside the soft flesh is bright orange and the centre of the fruit is packed with black seeds. The juicy fruit has a musky aroma and a sweet and succulent taste. Even the peppery-flavoured seeds are edible. Ripe fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Papaya is delicious straight from the tree and can also be made into drinks, jellies, pastes, and desserts dried or candied.

VARIETIES

CARICA: RED LADY
RED LADY
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $90
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Red at maturity light Green/Yellow backgroundHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: None
Description: A self pollinating variety that is resistant to papaya ring spot virus. The fruit typically weigh 2kg (4-6lbs), and it has excellent flavour, aroma, and texture. Year round.
CARICA: SHARA
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Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 6m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Red blushed Apricot with a Yellow backgroundHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: None
Description: This variety of Papaya, with a very sweet taste, has the peculiarity of producing only equal female fruits, without any need for male flowers.
CARICA: T.R. HOVEY
T.R. HOVEY
Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - RedHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: None
Description: Self fertile and deliciously edible. 'TR Hovey' is a dwarf habit papaya that was hybridized for hydroponic culture and is perfect for patio and home garden growing in pots. Papayas need sunny, warm growing conditions and the soil temperature needs to be 15.5'C (60'F) or higher. It will grow quickly and produce round ripe fruit in as little as one year's time. Grow it inside in the winter and take it outside in the summer months. Fruit can start developing only 12" from the base of the plant.
CARICA: TAINUNG 1
TAINUNG 1
Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Orange at maturity light Green/Yellow backgroundHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: None
Description: This F-1 hybrid was developed by the Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Station. Plants are vigorous, prolific and easy to grow. Fruit is near round to oblong with pointed blossom end and red flesh. Weighs about 1.1kg. A beautifully-flavoured fruit. Brix(%): 11-12.

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