Carica papaya 3
Carica papaya 3

Carica papaya
(Papaya)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Tropical America
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 10’-15’
(3.0 - 4.5mts)
Typical Spread: 5’-7’
(1.5 - 2.0mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: Low
Salt Tolerance: Low
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: All year
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Irritant
Family: Caricaceae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple: Palmately lobed
Texture: Coarse
Fruit shape:
Oval
Fruit length:
6" to 12"
Fruit color:
Orange; Yellow

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G
7G

Typical planting distance:
5' - 7' O.C.
(1.5 - 2.0mts)

Common Uses: Fruit tree; specimen; border; accent
Category: Fruit Tree

Notes: Papaya is a short lived plant and young plants produce more fruit than older specimens

+ In this Photo:
Carica papaya
(Papaya)
15' OA Height
7' Wide

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
January 2015
Orlando
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp106

http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Caricaceae/Carica%20papaya/902

http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/papaya.htm