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Botanical Name: Carica papaya

Papaya Red FruitWatch Video NEW Also known in Australia as paw paw trees these fast growing trees can commence bearing within 12 months of planting.  Papaya are often cultivated as garden trees due to their attractive shape, manageable size and large tropical looking foliage as well as the delicious fruits they produce.  Native to southern Mexico and Central America, papaya are now commonly found in tropical and sub tropical climates where they are very easy to grow and are highly productive trees for about 5-6 years.  The three types of papaya can all be distinguished by their flowers.  If you are growing the male and female papaya one male will happily fertilize seven females or more, bees are the main pollinator so they will need to be able to fly between trees. 

Fruits take 60-120 days to mature and will need a long warm summer to fully ripen.  In warm climates fruits will ripen all year round and healthy trees can produce 30kg of fruit a season. 

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Papaya - Bisexual Yellow

Yellow Fleshed Papaya. Bisexual flowers are self fertile. Vigorous and heavy cropping selection
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Papaya- Yellow YD1B Hybrid

The most widely grown of all the hybrids in Australia, fruit is oblong, is very clean, flesh is firm, and is a medium yielding tree. Hybrids are the result of crossing 2 (stable) parent lines. Hybrids are more vigorous than their parents, produce more fruit and are less susceptible to disease. All papaya are affected by climatic changes but when grown under stable conditions hybrids are very consistent in fruit shape and size.
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Dwarf Papaya Torpedo

Self pollinating 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
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Oak Leaf Papaya Fruit

Papaya Berry - Oak Leaf

Bears small, bright orange fruit 50mm long, with a sweet smell and juicy, sweet pulp. Very cold hardy but does not like wet feet in winter. Attractive large oak shaped leaves make this an interesting garden plant. We use it as a rootstock for Babaco.
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Dwarf Papaya - Southern Red

This vegetatively propagated Papaya is dwarfed in size and the fruit is produced low to the ground. It is possible to have fruit within 4 months rather then taking 18 months from a seedling.
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Papaya - Southern Red

Bisexual 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.
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Papaya - Sunrise Solo

Sunrise Solo is a pink fleshed bisexual inbreed. It is the most commonly grown papaya worldwide. The fruit is small, pear shaped with a very sweet musk flavour. They grow true to type and you can use the seeds to re grow them, as long as they are not cross pollinated with other papayas.
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Papaya - Richter Gold

Papaya - Richter Gold

A Yellow Dioecious variety producing yellow thick round fruit that has some degree of tolerance to Ripe fruit Rots. There are lots of local selections of the Richter Gold. They seem to perform better in the Subtropics than the Bisexual Papayas. You will need more than 1 tree to insure you have cross pollination to allow for males.
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Attractive tall branching plant with purple leaves. Bears goose-egg size yellow / purple fruits. The flesh surrounding the seed tastes like Babaco. Plants are either male or female.
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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red

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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Papaya - Red RD6 Hybrid

Papaya - Red RD6 Hybrid

Red fruited variety, these hybrid trees are either male or female, plant two or more to increase your chances of have one of each.
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Papaya - Col de Monte

Most commonly found in cultivation in Ecuador between 600 and 1,700m elevation bearing small yellow fruits. There, the people like the fruit so much that they protect and nurture even wild specimens. The smooth, hard-skinned fruit has 5 faint ridges and a orange skin. Taste is highly variable. Some of its fruits are quite sweet with an attractive taste somewhat like apples. Others are astringent and barely edible, even cooked. Some of these small, fragrant fruits are eaten raw and usually mixed with other fruits. Cooked with lemon and sugar they have been likened to stewed apricots. Their fi
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

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


Customer Comments on Papaya

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Papaya Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Paw Paw

Mine is a single red bisexual variety. Grown against an Eastern facing wall, it weathers Winters quite well. Prolific bearer, likes good water and heavy feeding. Lopping produces multi-stems. Green fruit can be eaten as a vegetable. Very sweet when ripe. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 03-Jun-2006

Paw Paw

I believe Pawpaw is a little grown North American tree with fruit somewhat like the Annonas. The kinds you list here seem to be papayas, which are not synonymous with the term pawpaw. However, a real pawpaw can grow in temperate climates also! | Matt Morgan - Dallas, TEXAS 12-May-2008

Pawpaw - Red RD2 Hybrid

I am growing the Bi Sexual Red Pawpaw in my Aquaponics system. It is growing amazingly well setting fruit just 10 weeks from seedling. | Murray Hallam - North Maclean, QLD 05-Jan-2009

Paw Paw

The name Paw paw also refers to Asimina triloba. I was disappointed to find this article about papayas under the paw paw name. Essentially I agree with Mr. Morgan's view. | E. Griffith - Berkeley, CA 27-Jul-2009

Paw Paw

Here in Oz we call them paw paws! Just tasted my first homegrown bisexual paw paw (papaya) and was amazed how much better tasting it was compared to the insipid paw paws that are common in supermarkets. Very sweet with a wonderful aftertaste. | Happyearth - Wollongong, NSW 17-Oct-2009

Paw Paw

Grow from seeds, planted densely in a garden bed. This ensures a mix of male, female and bisexual plants. Let them grow into each other as a natural form of grafting. | Carl Ramirez - Kensington, NSW 15-Feb-2011

Papaya - Col de Monte

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Papaya - Southern Red

Pawpaw, the common name used in Australia for Papaya spp. (for over 40 years) vary in quality and flavour. The 1st red/orange Pawpaw I tried was in 1993 and I was hooked. I've watched a fruit bat & a possum fight over one in my tree. Obviously Popular! | Whizz - Brisbane , Qld 02-Jul-2018


A papaya is not a pawpaw, irregardless of what you call it. Pawpaws are a completely different fruit than a papaya. Pawpaws are native to the US. And are often called Custard Apples. | Rhys Rigsby - Lakewood, Ohio 06-Mar-2019
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