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PAPAYA - SRI LANKAN RED

Sri Lankan Red PapayaBotanical Name: Carica papaya
Description

A Red fleshed papaya from Sri Lanka. Has large elongated fruit up to 1kg with red / orange flesh. Sweet. Bisexual papayas are generally self pollinating, occasional females can be expected that will need pollinating.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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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?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, October, November, December

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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 7/10

DavesCityGarden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1742 days 23hrs

Comments: -

My Paw Paw grew very quickly and flowered last summer for the first time . The fruit developed quickly until the cold set in then stopped. Ripening started with the warm spring weather, but those fruit that hadn't developped fully have not started re-growing but are gradually rippening- so some are quite small. The tast is ok but I've tasted better. The leaves were very ratty by the end of winter and have now given way to a new set pushing forth. Maybe Sydney is too cold for this Paw Paw. 

This year (2011) the Paw Paw had grown another metre or so and has fruited heavily.  I have had already a 7 kg of fruit and more is to ripen. I have had so much fruit  I've made Paw Paw jam with star aniseed- delicious. Fruit starts to ripen in September and continues throughout October to early November.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure, Blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

fruit got mildue in winter

Organic Status:Organic


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MaryT says... [3061 days 13hrs ago]
Wish I read about this (re TASTE) before I bought mine, but the sight of fruit on the tree is just as rewarding as eating them.
DavesCityGarden1 says... [2981 days 24hrs ago]
I made jam with the last of the friut in spring and it was delicious.
MaryT says... [2927 days 12hrs ago]
Thanks for the tip - my tree has flower buds on them already so it is exciting.

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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 10/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3298 days 9hrs

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, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling)

Daisy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3173 days 7hrs

Comments: -

I just love the foliage and don't really mind if it doesn't even fruit. Coming from the U.K. this tree also seems to me my idea of "Tropical" Its great to write to friends and say I have a paw-paw tree growing in my garden. I want to grow several more species.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: own compost and seasol

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

I havn't needed any

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

The fruits forming so far are not growing as fast as they should. Also there are not many of them! But the leaves are lovely! How can I improve fruit yield?


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 7/10

KateGreen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3353 days 13hrs

Comments: -

IThis tree is doing quite well but it hasn't been in the ground long.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp. Worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Our chickens look after the bugs for us.

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 7/10

Fairdinkum1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3130 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Great Looking

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 8/10

Sandyh1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3023 days 22hrs

Comments: -

If you have tried a red pawpaw, or even a green pawpaw salad, you will understand.

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

Planted: 2009

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I have cut the top out a few times and capped them to try to keep the height down. All out plants are regularly given a general  natual fertilizer. We also have compost heap.chook pen and mulcher.


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red 10/10

Kat067's Edible Fruits
Update: 2947 days 12hrs

Comments: -

wow look at all the fruit on my tree within 6 months of growing


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red

MakJeng1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3538 days 5hrs

Comments: -

First fruit after a year. It got off to a slow start but after a dose of compost it took off. Two were planted at the same time and growth rates were very different. Plan to wrap the fruit in aggie cloth and wrap trunk in stiff plastic to keep the critters off.

Growing within low solar powered electric fence which keeps possums out (see pic.)
Wiring is to ground then live-ground-live so they can't avoid touching both wires.

Pollination: No


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2477 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Sweet, delicious fruit without the nasty after-taste experienced when I was younger. Tasty on its own,but excellent in fruit salad.  Seems to be a slower grower than my yellow variety even though conditions identical, and were both planted at the same time and were the same size.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus feed, compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None used.

Question:

 


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red 10/10

Benny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2212 days 23hrs

Comments: - Fast grower, attractive tree large amount of tasty fruit.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Planted: 2012

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol dynamic lifter.

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red 10/10

Wampa's Edible Fruits
Update: 1320 days 1hrs

Comments: - Beautiful looking tree, fast grower and easy to look after. Fruits when young.

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

Planted: 2012

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 9 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Haven't had a pest problem as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Cutting) 6/10

RiverworksRemedialHolisticHealth's Edible Fruits
Update: 1666 days 6hrs

Comments: - pawpaws are my holy grail - ive lived and gardened in a few climates, most too cold to have sucessful pawpaws.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: hand-picking off the snails that seem hell-bent on eating it!

Organic Status:Organic


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