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Dwarf Papaya TorpedoBy Gerry3's Daleys My Edible Page All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Carica papaya

Heirloom Thai variety which will begin to yield from as little as 4 feet in height and will continue to crop abundantly even when pruned to shorter statures. Fruits, which are long and pink fleshed, can reach lengths of up to 55cm. Very prolific and reliable producer of firm and sweet papaya of unsurpassed quality. Popular Thai Papaya called Khak-dam in Thailand. Red fleshed with characteristic Torpedo shape

Other Names: Paw Paw, Pawpaw, #LS10, Khak dam
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$17.75 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm
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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas


Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, July, August, September, October, November, December


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Dwarf Papaya Torpedo (Seedling) 8/10

Danny N1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1687 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Papaya on the left in the picture is the Dwarf Thai Torpedo and the Papaya on the right is the Southern Red ( Both from Daleys). The Dwarf Papaya arrived in a poor condition due to the courier service holding the poor thing over the weekend! by the time i recieved it, it had shed alot of leaves and the potting mix was bone dry.

They are now both in an "Air Prunned Pot" (430mm) and recieving alot of TLC to nurture them back to health. Still very excited to see these develop into larger specimens and to compliment my other Papaya's. 

Pots have excellent drainage and my own blend of potting mix, again regular dose's of Seasol and osmocote slow release fertilizer to help it along. The filtered sunlight from my semi-enclosed pergola is the perfect light for it here in Adelaide and will update progress of these Papaya in another 3 months or so.

Planted: 2016

Height 0.7 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol and Osmocote

Pest Control: None.

Organic Status:Organic

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Dwarf Papaya Torpedo (Seedling)

Gerry3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1645 days 9hrs

Comments: - Setting well after planting 3-4 months

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control: confidor for fruit spotting bug

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Gerry3 says... [1645 days 9hrs ago]
Water given should read weekly
Gerry3 says... [1501 days 8hrs ago]
Picking now 07 /16. Unfortunately fruit is pale yellow and not very tasty. Maybe better when the weather heats up.

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