Papaya Trees

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Papaya

Carica papaya

Papaya trees are perhaps the easiest tropical fruit trees to grow in the Inland Empire. They are prolific producers and usually survive moderate frost damage. Papayas grow best in multiple plantings to ensure cross pollination. They are cold tender so please make sure to protect them from frost. The varieties we stock are described below.

Papaya Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Shrubby Growth to 30ft.
Fruit Shape/Size Round to 2.5 to 3 inches
Fruit Flavor Sweet, Tangy
Skin Color When Ripe Yellowish-Orange
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Juice
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 11