Papaya

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Broad Leaf Papaya fruit

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.
Other Names: PawPaw, Paw Paw

Papaya - Broad Leaf

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Self pollinating variety with large striking foliage. Produces large, elongated red fruit with great flavour. Needs a warm frost free climate to thrive.

Dwarf Papaya - Southern Red

$34.00

This cutting grown Papaya is dwarfed in size and the fruit is produced low to the ground. Bisexual red fleshed Papaya with very sweet juicy flesh. Heavy cropper of elongated fruit. It is possible to have fruit within 4 months rather then waiting18 months from a seed.

Dwarf Papaya - Col de Monte

$12.90

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 firmness makes them suitable for drying and candying, and they freeze well. The young seedlings and mature leaves are cooked as greens (hence the common name col de monte, which, translated, means mountain cabbage.) The plant grows vigorously, but reaches only 1 - 3m in height. It is generally monoecious, commonly having male and female flowers together on the same inflorescence.

Dwarf Papaya Torpedo

$17.75

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

Papaya - Bisexual Yellow

$14.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

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

Papaya - Red RD6 Hybrid

$9.90

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

Papaya - Richter Gold

$11.90

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.

Papaya - Southern Red

$14.90 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

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.

Papaya - Sri Lankan Red

$12.90

A red fleshed papaya from Sri Lanka. Produces large, sweet, elongated fruit up to 1kg with orange-red flesh. Bisexual papayas are generally self pollinating, occasional females can be expected these will fruit best if pollinated by a male but will produce seedless fruit on their own. These seedless, female fruits are not so flavoursome.

Papaya - Sunrise Solo

$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Sunrise Solo is a pink fleshed bisexual papaya. It is the most commonly grown papaya worldwide. The fruit is small, pear shaped with a very sweet, musky 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.

Papaya Berry - Oak Leaf

$23.90

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.

Papaya- Yellow YD1B Hybrid

$3.90

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.

Papayuelo

$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

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.

Papaya - Broad Leaf

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Self pollinating variety with large striking foliage. Produces large, elongated red fruit with great flavour. Needs a warm frost free climate to thrive.

Papaya - Southern Red

$14.90 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

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.

Papaya Berry - Oak Leaf

$23.90

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.

Dwarf Papaya Torpedo

$17.75

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

Dwarf Papaya - Southern Red

$34.00

This cutting grown Papaya is dwarfed in size and the fruit is produced low to the ground. Bisexual red fleshed Papaya with very sweet juicy flesh. Heavy cropper of elongated fruit. It is possible to have fruit within 4 months rather then waiting18 months from a seed.

Papaya Reviews & Tips

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Kevin Oxford
1y ago

Glen Forrest, WA, Australia

Papaya

Name confusion - In Australia usually red flesh = papaya, yellow flesh = pawpaw. In USA,sometimes all papaya are called papaya and a different species, Asimina triloba, is called pawpaw. but it seems this is not consistent in either country

Rhys Rigsby
2y ago

Lakewood, Ohio, Australia, Australia

Papaya

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.

Whizz
2y ago

Brisbane , Qld , Australia

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!

Smithd702
6y ago

Virginiab, VA

Papaya - Col de Monte

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Carl Ramirez
10y ago

Kensington, NSW

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.

Happyearth
11y ago

Wollongong, NSW

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.

E. Griffith
11y ago

Berkeley, CA

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.

Murray Hallam
12y ago

North Maclean, QLD, Australia

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.

Matt Morgan
13y ago

Dallas, TEXAS

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!

David White
15y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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.

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