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Papaya Tree

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Carica papaya

  • Lovely trumpet-like yellow-white flowers (which are moth-pollinated) are followed by the delicious papaya fruits.
  • Also known as papaw or pawpaw.
  • Evergreen
  • Requires winter frost protection.

Supplied as a containerised plant approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY mid July 2020

GBP1 or more £24.95 each
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The Papaya, also known as papaw or pawpaw, is native to Central America, South America and Mexico and is a large short-lived perennial (usually needing replacing every 4-5 years).

The Papaya has lovely lobed leaves which can get to 3 feet (90 cm) wide in ideal growing conditions and grow quite quickly. Whilst Papayas prefer more tropical climates they will grow quite happily in the UK (although will require Winter frost protection).

The flowers usually open at night and are yellow /white in colour, trumpet-shaped and scented. After being pollinated by moths, the fruits which form at the top of the tree are melon-like and start green, ripening to a yellow/orange colour with black seeds inside (which are also edible).

Giving a Papaya as a gift is a 'secret message' of love and protection.

  • Evergreen.
  • Requires Winter frost protection.
  • Can reach 20 feet (6 metres) tall - if you have the space!
  • Dioecious (has both male and female flowers).
  • Fast-growing.
  • Likes a sunny position.
  • Requires rich, well-drained soil.
  • Medical Uses
  • Thought to aid digestion.
  • Can be used to treat burns.
  • Thought to be useful in treating Dengue fever.

  • Other Uses
  • Sap (from green fruits) is used to tenderise meat, as a chewing gum additive and a beer clarifer!

Do not eat unripe or semi-ripe fruit whilst preganant.
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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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How To...

How To Grow Exotic Fruits
Basic guidance on how to plant and growing exotic fruits including Loquats, Citrus, Pineapple Guavas, Olives, Pomegranates and Passion Fruits.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265