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PAPAYA - SOUTHERN RED

Papaya Southern RedBotanical Name: Carica papaya
Description

Bisexual large orange - red fleshed Papaya with very sweet juicy flesh. Heavy cropper of elongated fruit. Seedlings have been selected from high quality self pollinated selection, so expect at least 80% bisexual plants. Performs best in a sheltered warm location.

Other Names: Papaya, Paw Paw, pawpaw #MJ
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Asian Favourite (#AsianFavourite)

Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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

WA

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

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, April, May, June, October, November, December

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Question & Answer

Hi, i m really interested to buy this plant but what will happen if i unluckily receive male paw paw plant which do not bear fruit? Do i get a replacement? Please advise. Thanks Ava From:

Southern Red PawPaw is a bisexual seed grown line. We select our seed from mother trees that are not fertilized by males. The usual mix of females is 80% Bisexual and 20% Female. So you shouldnt get any males at all. If you do we are happy to send you another one at no cost.

Hi, What type of paw paw tree is best to grow in Sydney? Thanks. From: REVESBY NSW

In warm north facing aspects in Sydney, preferably up against a warm north facing wall you could try a #PawpawSouthern1051

I would like to know which is the best red paw paw plant to grow in Sydney. I thought this was not possible, but I saw a garden with a paw paw tree. I prefer the red ones, but just curious which one you would recommend for the most Northern part of Sydney From: DEE WHY NSW

Hi Chantale, the red pawpaw will not be easy to grow in Sydney, they are tropical and do not like winter. If you have a bare north facing wall you can plant it nearby so it gets a little additional reflective heat. Have a look at the southern red #PawpawSouthern1051

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Pawpaw - Southern Red

We have our Southern Red Bisexual against a north facing wall and it is huge. Standing nearly 4m high with 4 offshoot branches all bearing fruit making it look more like a bush! In the summer we are getting 5 ripe fruits a week - fantastic! | Karl Betschwar - Eatons Hll, QLD 15-May-2011

Pawpaw - Southern Red

Hope it will succeed in Sydney North west looking after it from frost | Vicky Sosa - Moun-druitt, NSW 15-Nov-2013

Pawpaw - Southern Red

Plant tomato around your young pawpaw trees in autumn in Sydney. So when winter comes, your pawpaws are protected from cold. Then have tomatoes in spring and remove the stalks. This will make a huge difference to the survival rate of your young pawpaws. | Elena Jeregui - Naremburn, NSW 13-Jul-2015
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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling)

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 2503 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Planted them in a very sunny and protected position. Grew very quickly and now, at about 1.5m are flowering for the first time about 6 months after planting. Was worried that it might not be warm enough here in Sydney for bisexual reds, but so far so good. 2 nights of frost - lost all leaves - then months to recover.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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msjekyll says... [2639 days 0hrs ago]
They fruit from seed in Lindfield so I'm sure you'll get fruits - hopefully before the wildlife do!

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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 8/10

Karlos's Edible Fruits
Update: 2946 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Ok well i got these paw paws from dales in late to early october 08. I planted them in the ground in late novermber. They are 6-7 feet tall now and goin strong apart from all the rain we had. I built up some soil next to my green house on the north facing slope. I added lime to the soil and cow manure. I watered them 3-4 times a week when I first planted them, they started to fruit in the first 4 months of planting. I also kept mulch up to them. Then only problem I am having is after all the rain we had it has washed all the lime out of the soil and the leaves are goin yellow but its not a problem cause i have added more dolla mite and cow manure mulch so they should do well again soon coming into the warmer season. Well thats about it.

Planted: 2008

Height 6 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

No real pest prolbems just a few snails loads of fruit just waiting for it to ripen.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Just a thanks


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Papaya - Southern Red 9/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2076 days 3hrs

Comments: - Very fast growing, tropical looking.  I have most of my paw paws growing on the east side of my house to protect them from the cold westerly winds that prevail here in Wollongong - seems to help.  Fruits taste way better than anything from the supermarket!  This is what paw paw is meant to be like :)

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red

Minky1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2305 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Planted Dec 09.  It truly is amazing how fast these plants grow.  Was the baby in the new garden, is close to being the big daddy.

Had a fruit going but frost got it.  Is in a bit of hibernation but new leaves starting to appear September 2010.

Is now May 2011 and the tree is covered in large fruit but none has ripened do not know if it will last over winter though.

Planted: 2009

Height 162 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Papaya - Southern Red 8/10

GardenOfColumba's Edible Fruits
Update: 1416 days 18hrs

Comments: - Quick, productive, healthy enzymatic fruit. The scent of the flower converted me to the fruit. The red is my favourite, and I've planted a lime just to go with the papaya. The lime enhances the sweetness and neutralises the smell that used to repulse me. Seeds a good substitute for pepper.  Unfortunately all my papaya have contracted black spot.  I'm getting a few fruit, but they all have unattractive damage, though the flavour is still very good.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Occasional organic liquid fertiliser.

Pest Control: Affected by black spot mould, I've removed the leaves affected till I get around to spraying.  They haven't been able to bring fruit to term, perhaps because they are diseased.

Question: Is there any comeback from black spot fungus?  All 3 of my papaya have it and they cannot produce fruit.  :(    I've been removing diseased leaves as the spots become evident.


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Papaya - Southern Red 6/10

Albert1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2937 days 23hrs

Comments: -

purchased 2. Only 1 has provided fruit the other appears to have male flowers only. Fruit taste great.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

no pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling)

Lyn1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2447 days 16hrs

Comments: - Grew very fast from seedling & fruited within the first year.  Fruit very large football size, red/pink inside with small seed cavity and very sweet flavour.   I watered it when needed and fertilized about every 3 months.  Fruit ripened late summer.  I pruned the plant at 1 meter by pinching out the top 2-3cms.  This makes it branch out and not grow so tall, although it does set back the growth a bit.  It now has four heads and this year has fruit forming on each one.

Fruiting Months May and June

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter/Blood

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control: None used

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red 7/10

Abhijit's Edible Fruits
Update: 2584 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Grew very well all spring, summer and autumn. Lost all leaves to frost. One small new leaf still survives. I am confident this will continue to grow come spring.

Died this winter due to frost damage.

Want to know if there is a frost tolerant variety

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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PaulWarnersBay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2959 days 23hrs

Comments: -

This just is not growing. I have put heaps of cow manure around it. It stays green, but given a few dry weeks, it loses it's leaves, and doesn't want to grow at all. To be afir I may have planted it in the wrong spot. Not a goer for Warners Bay I'm afraid

Pollination: No


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Papaya - Southern Red 7/10

Fruittreepottingmix1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2080 days 21hrs

Comments: - very good looking plant small flower buds growing in large terracotta pot

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seASOL Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic

Question: how to prevent fruit drop


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling)

Kaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1579 days 19hrs

Comments: -

its growing very well, so much fruit the last 2 years, no fruit fly

Planted: 2011

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 6/10

Sandy31's Edible Fruits
Update: 857 days 16hrs

Comments: - fruit is sweet and good for cooking too

Planted: 2013

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [979 days 1hrs ago]
Severely damaged by Frost, recovered well in summer 15. But looks like fruit will never ripe as by the time it recovers and produce fruit autumn/winters Kicks in .
sandy31 says... [857 days 16hrs ago]
it survived and fruited, but sadly winters are back...
sandy31 says... [795 days 19hrs ago]
Again Hit by frost very hard, I think i will chop it down as no point in keeping it.

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Markmelb's Edible Fruits
Update: 600 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Growing well and fruiting soon - flowering alot earlier than 2014 - Kept inside Winter of 2015 - watered very little - lost all but crown leaves - had some rot on a second top branch and treated with mancozeb plus paste - took outside mid November and fruit that stayed on started to pick when red mid January 2016 - see photo

Note - no seeds??

Fruiting Months June

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 2969 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Grows and flowers very quickly.


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2573 days 3hrs

Comments: - I want to try another pawpaw but, but need a protected north facing spot for one.


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Papaya - Southern Red 10/10

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 497 days 13hrs

Comments: -

I just thought it would be a good addition to the tropical 'plantation'. So far, it seems to be doing really well!

Doesn't like full sun. The plant begins to droop. Filtered sunlight or just a small amount of morning sun seems ok.

Do not get water on the leaves: it will create a fungus and rot the leaves. Rain water is of course, fine.


Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Rwan1 says... [587 days 14hrs ago]
So Far, the Pawpaw has loved the summer and is growing exceptionally well.

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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 6/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2922 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Newly potted up (sept 09) seeds of Red Paw paw. Have a great spot out the front for them in full sun once grown to bigger sizes. New large pots for them.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 2959 days 20hrs

Comments: -

winter


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Ellen's Edible Fruits
Update: 2987 days 24hrs

Comments: -

I will put up pic. later . Just put it into the ground 2 weeks ago . I do hopes it will survive, got this through Daleys back in Jan 09 .


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LexRuth1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2941 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Wet feet


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Papaya - Southern Red 10/10

Frenchie's Edible Fruits
Update: 1432 days 2hrs


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Papaya - Southern Red (Cutting) 1/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 1031 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Bought this at the beginning of winter and it never really recovered.


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 9/10

Slicko's Edible Fruits
Update: 455 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Pawpaw is great any time. I shall head prune it at about 1.5 metres to force branches

June 2016.        turned out to be a male

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: bag fruit as long as the tree is bisexual

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 8/10

Kenny Kenezel's Edible Fruits
Update: 792 days 20hrs

Comments: - Delicous fruit and a very hardy tree.

Fruiting Months March, April, July, November, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 9 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Firefly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 89 days 2hrs

Comments: -

It has been a big learning curve - with the leaves and fruit with black spot and now china scale - plants have fruited well - and are starting to ripen.

Planted: 2015

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 7/10

Nathan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1721 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Still trying to find space.. Bought some for friends as well

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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