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TR Hovey Dwarf Papaya Tree Carica L. Caricaceae Plant

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Papaya Tree Plant Care

Soil requirements and planting instructions

First, mix together the following: 

  • 60 percent potting soil
  • 20 percent peat moss 
  • 20 percent coarse sand and a handful of perlite. 

Then, place this mixture in pots, beds or garden and plant your papaya plant. 

Plant Papaya 6′ apart, a sturdy pole may be required due to fruit weight. Combined fruit can weigh up to 300 lbs. 

Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. 

Additionally, Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.0 

Light conditions and Zoning

When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has medium or full light. 

Papayas are hardy at zones 9b-11

Water and Fertilizer

  • Allow the soil to dry between watering if using drip irrigation
  • Do not over water
  • Papayas are not drought tolerant

Additionally, this mild feeder loves an organic fertilizer N-P-K ratio or 5-5-5 or lower. 

General Information

Papaya are also referred to as Papaya, pawpaw, malakor, loko, ma kuai thet, du du. Papaya are generally grown from shoots, seeds and tissue culture. There are several different varieties of papaya.

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