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Carica papaya, Papaya

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Family: Caricaceae
Papaya
Origin: Tropical America
small tree 10-20 ftfull sundry conditionswhite/off-white flowersyellow/orange flowersethnomedicaledibleincuded in CD catalog

Season: Best quality comes during warm months July to October. Some fruit all year. Fast growing herbaceous plant with thick, hollow trunk. Leaves lobed to 2' across. Flowers/fruit appear in nodes directly from trunk. Size varies from 1/2 to 20 pounds. Flesh is yellow to orange-red, melon-like. Plant freezes at about 31 F, young plants are very tender. Plant in full sun, however will grow tall in shade, but produces less fruit. Best to use lots of organic matter and mulch to reduce nematode problems. Best to replant every 2-3 years. Soil must be well-drained. The delicious fruit of the papaya is good for you as a dessert or as a digestive aid (it contains the enzyme papain, which is essential to digestion). Papaya flowers can be male, female, or hermaphrodite. In starting a plant, first wash the seeds well and remove the slippery outer coating; then sow immediately. Cover with soil and keep in a warm, bright place. Germination should occur in four to eight weeks. You can also start seeds in vermiculite; keep a plastic bag over the pot to maintain high humidity. Papayas are prone to damping-off. Water copiously in the summer but less frequently in the winter. Repot the plants frequently, the first time six months after you start, and then again six months later. The papaya's leaves are scalloped and seven-lobed and remind of the popular houseplant called the umbrella tree. Solo Papayas are self pollinating.


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var. TR Hovey (Dwarf)
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var. TR Hovey (Dwarf)
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Papaya Golden Ball
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Mexican Papaya
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Papaya Golden Ball
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var. TR Hovey (Dwarf)
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Dwarf Hawaiian Papaya with orange pulp, very sweet and aromatic. The trees grow only 5-6 ft high, or even smaller in containers. It starts fruiting when 3-4 ft tall. Solo Papayas are self pollinating. The delicious fruit of the papaya is good for you as a dessert or as a digestive aid (it contains the enzyme papain, which is essential to digestion).
Papaya does not take shipping well, but recovers easily (do not overwater!).
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

6 plants in stock

$39.95

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Carica papaya - Maradol

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Vigorous full size plant with high yield and strong uniformity. Grown throughout Central Mexico, these papayas are 3 to 5 pounds in weight and the shape of an elongated melon. Their skin is green when unripe but turns yellow to orange with a few freckles once they become mature. They are wonderfully soft and juicy, and have a salmon pink or red flesh that is very sweet with a slightly perfumed, fruity flavor. Cut them in half lengthwise, scoop out the small, shiny, gelatinous black seeds from the center and discard them. Delicious and irresistible with a sprinkle of fresh lemon or lime juice.

This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

3 plants in stock

$24.95

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Carica papaya - Red Vietnam, Dwarf Papaya

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New hybrid of Papaya. It has very large 10-12" oval fruit, up to 7 lbs, it is very sweet and juicy! The most delicious variety we ever tasted. The tree is dwarf, up to 6-7 ft tall.
Self pollinating. The delicious fruit of the papaya is good for you as a dessert or as a digestive aid (it contains the enzyme papain, which is essential to digestion).
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
This item is certified for shipping to California.

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Grown in 3 gal pot

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$39.95

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Carica papaya - TR Hovey (Dwarf) 

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A dwarf papaya perfect for growing in pots. Will grow quickly and produce ripe fruit in as little as one year. In spite of its dwarf habit, the fruit can reach 5-6" in diameter, size of a small melon, large and round.
The delicious fruit of the papaya is good for you as a dessert or as a digestive aid (it contains the enzyme papain, which is essential to digestion).

See picture of actual plant for sale (1-2013).
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot, 4 ft tall

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Carica papaya Caribbean Red - seeds

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This variety has the biggest fruit, dark orange, almost red color pulp. Fruit are up to 10-12" long. Regular size tree, reaches 20-25 ft tall. The most vigorous variety, disease free, no problems with worms or fruit flies.
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Per pack: 12 seeds

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$2.95

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Carica papaya Solo - seeds

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Fruits in container within 1-2 years. This is the sweetest Hawaiian variety. Small 4-5" fruit.
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Per pack: 12 seeds

8 Packs in stock

$2.95

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