Botanical name: Carica papaya
Crown and root system: This evergreen tree has a lovely and unique shape. The root system is particularly shallow.
Growing regions: Areas that are free of frost. The tree should be planted in an area that is out of the wind to protect the trunk from breaking.
Ripening date: In the fall.
Planting in a container: May be grown in a container.
Recommended planting date: All year round, except for cold months.
Make sure the soil is well drained to prevent rot between the trunk and the roots.
Make sure the tree is watered regularly and frequently – due to the shallow root system avoid irrigating too much all at once.
Varieties available at our nursery:
Paradise: This variety does not need an external pollinator. It yields large, oval-shaped fruit.
Good to know:
In certain areas of America the papaya seeds are dried and used as an alternative to black pepper.