• Papaya Tree for Sale

    Papaya Tree for Sale

 

Papaya Tree

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-t- Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. Root Rocket™ - Mycorrhizal Fungi, Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Root Rocket™ Patio Planting Mix
$49.95
-t- Planting Mix
Papaya Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Papaya Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95


Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors


Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Carica papaya 'Red Lady'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

THE EASIEST & BEST PAPAYA TO GROW AT HOME

Pick up to 60-80 lbs of fruit in a season!

Your Dwarf Papaya typically produces in the very first year. It reaches a height of about 6-8 ft, not 30 ft like some Papaya varieties. So while other trees are growing taller, your tree is growing fruit. Plus, who wants to risk climbing 30 ft high?

Grow your Dwarf Papaya anywhere in the Country. If you're in zone 9-11 you can plant it in the ground, but will need to protect your tree from freezing. In colder areas... just pot in a container and bring inside for the winter. During your Superbowl party, you can walk on over and pick a fresh papaya for juicing.

This variety has a preferred flavor, aroma and texture. Even the peppery-flavored seeds are edible. Papaya is delicious straight from the tree and can also be made into drinks, jellies, pastes and desserts dried or candied.

Your Papaya tree is perfect for growing organically. It's naturally disease and pest resistant. Your tree likes to dry out between waterings, so avoid areas that stay soggy. This variety has a thicker skin, which guards against insects and keeps the fruit fresher longer. The green skin ripens to gold. Inside, the soft flesh is bright orange.

Your tree is self-pollinating. So it produces all by itself. But, each tree will produce more with additional Papaya trees to cross-pollinate with.

This is the most Exotic and Attractive tree that we carry. You instantly get a pleasing, tropical feel.

Go ahead and order your Papaya trees while they are available. You'll quickly start saving money and eating healthier.






Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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papaya fruited in just over 2 months
I ordered one 1 -2 ft papaya and received it the end of June, 2014. I do not have any other papayas, but I did have it in a pot outside sitting by 15 citrus trees. I am in zone 8. Around the first of Sept, I noticed 3 small papayas. One was about 3 inches long and the other 2 were about 1 1/2 inches long when we got a really big wind storm. Two were knocked off, but I still have one. Since I have only had this plant 3 months, I am extremely pleased. I will take it in this winter and decide about what to do with it next spring.
October 11, 2014
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Tender
 
Hardy
Papaya tree
I purchased my papaya tree March 2014. It has been seven months and I have my first papaya growing. The tree was pretty small when it arrived. It had two small trunks. Once it started growing it took off. It has grown to a little over five feet.
October 21, 2014
FL, US
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Delicate tree for transportation
Love my papaya tree. It has also begun to flower as well. This tree during deliver requires more care then the hardier trees. Branches can easily break in transit.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ, US
Growing Zone:
7
Papaya tree
I received my papaya tree looked ok wasn't sure if it would survive . It arrived with two skinny trunks . One of the trunks didn't look healthy and has since died . The other trunk looks healthy so at least I have one . I hope it survives . Seems to be doing well.looking forward to getting some papayas next year.
September 7, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
papaya fruited in just over 2 months
I ordered one 1 -2 ft papaya and received it the end of June, 2014. I do not have any other papayas, but I did have it in a pot outside sitting by 15 citrus trees. I am in zone 8. Around the first of Sept, I noticed 3 small papayas. One was about 3 inches long and the other 2 were about 1 1/2 inches long when we got a really big wind storm. Two were knocked off, but I still have one. Since I have only had this plant 3 months, I am extremely pleased. I will take it in this winter and decide about what to do with it next spring.
October 11, 2014
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
needs better packaging
The tree arrived with no leaves as all the leaves had fallen off during shipping. So the packaging could definitely be better. The tree was also smaller than expected. Luckily the tree has been growing slowly and now has leaves again. It will be years though until I get any fruit from this tree.
November 13, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Papaya in Massachusetts???
This tree is fun. Fast-Growing Trees warned that it might lose folage but would recover. That's true. It has been growing beautifuly and is exotic. I've had it several months.
July 28, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
fast growing
We purchased our papaya tree this spring. It arrived with two trunks and a few tiny leaves. One of the trunks died a few days after planting and the leaves dried, but soon after that the plant started new leaves. After a week or so, the papaya started to grow rapidly, in less than 2 months after planting the tree is already about 4 ft tall, with a canopy of healthy green leaves, and the trunk is about 2 inches thick.
That is why my overall rating is 5/5. I don't expect the plant to look perfect when it arrives, but to do its best after planting.
July 14, 2015
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Tropical Fruit Trees-From Florida to California
Excellent quality arrivals with good growth spurt.
They need to be well protected in the Autumn.
Do you have some device for protecting them from the Frost?.
Overall, 09/10..
Thank you.
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
replaced plant for a hardier plant
if I got another one I would start it in a pot first before transplanting it. so it could get used to this climate. Very hot this year and muggy. It was in great condition when i bought it. followed all directions just didnot make it. They replaced it right away. In this area where I live friends across the steet can plant plants I cannot I can plant plants they cannot? We need to check our soil befor planting I did not do that. I would highly reccomend this( plant was beautiful )I . many people have them in pots. My zone is 9a but the wheather here does get frost and then warm then frost again? Crazy wheather.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Papaya Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Papaya Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Papaya Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Papaya Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Very sensitive..mine did not last 2 weeks
Thomas H on Mar 21, 2016
love it
Salah A on Mar 4, 2016
Very sensitive..mine did not last 2 weeks
Thomas H on Mar 21, 2016
Perfect alternative, a Papaya tree that I can keep in a container on the patio.
John R on Mar 17, 2016
love it
Salah A on Mar 4, 2016
I live in zone 8 but love Papaya. I am building a green house and already have several citrus trees and banana plants. I bought two and hope the fruit will taste like the papaya I ate in Hawaii.
Will P on Mar 2, 2016
They r a great source for you're workout.
Mark G on Feb 29, 2016
Want to grow my own papayas, this type of tree is not available locally that I know of. Hope it grows in this Hot desert area !
Michele G on Feb 9, 2016
My wife loves papaya and since we don't usually find them at the store I am looking forward to having our own throughout the year.
Quint S on Feb 8, 2016
The reviews from other customers were generally very good. We have limited space and this size tree is perfect. With the fertilizer and root stimulant, along with the warranty, the overall price was still reasonable and the risk of losing the tree seems minimal. All in all a reasonable bargain.
Ken H on Feb 7, 2016
Heard Paw Paw trees would grow in our area.
Paul B on Jan 27, 2016
Love papayas and it growing only 8-10 ft tall is a plus as it will have to be secured to a stable object as the weight of the papaya fruit can break the trunk.
martha_sadie on Jan 14, 2016
many uses
Leonard A on Jan 5, 2016
We love fresh from the tree ripe Papaya. Store bought just doesn't have the sweet delicious flavor.
Terry A on Dec 19, 2015
wanted this fruit tree lovethis fruit but not successful
loyd w on Nov 25, 2015
Gift for my florida Family.
Maria C on Nov 3, 2015
Because I love Papayas and want to try to grow my own.
Armella W on Oct 25, 2015
produces 1st year I hope
Steve P on Oct 22, 2015
My papaya arrived with 3 pairs of good sized leaves. After planted following instructions, it lost all the leaves, Looked badly for 2 weeks, but now is growing three new pairs of small leaves . Looks it survive.
adriana M on Oct 5, 2015
for the fruit
Anthony Z on Sep 21, 2015
love to eat oranges and the weather is great here in florida to grow
sam e on Sep 8, 2015
I love papayas. This will grow in my house.
Guinevere B on Sep 5, 2015
This is my second such tree. If nothing else its is such a beautiful tree. I am so happy I just purchased another for my neighbor.
Donald C on Aug 27, 2015
tropical looking and great accent to the yard as well as nice fruit, easy to care for.
SCOTT H on Aug 19, 2015
Perfect alternative, a Papaya tree that I can keep in a container on the patio.
John R on Mar 17, 2016
I live in zone 8 but love Papaya. I am building a green house and already have several citrus trees and banana plants. I bought two and hope the fruit will taste like the papaya I ate in Hawaii.
Will P on Mar 2, 2016
This is for Staff. If I plant my tree in a container, surely the recommended 12"x12" will end up being too small . What pot size will I need to grow a mature tree.? How big will the tree grow in a pot? I will not be able to bring a 6-8' tree into the house in the winter. I live in zone 8-9, we do get some frost in the winter. Thank you.
penelope a on Oct 24, 2014
I got my papaya tree 5 months ago! I put it In a nice pot and it looks good but, I don't know why it stopped growing and still is small. Does somebody know about it?
Raminmajdi on Oct 25, 2014
when do you pick fruit off tree ?
don h on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: People need more acute and honest answers from fast growing trees
Is the papaya tree male or female ?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: All of the Papaya trees that we grow are Female.
What causes the upper leaves of the tree to turn yellow and the tree to die?
Lincoln S on Nov 2, 2014
whats the best fertilizer for this plant to make grow faster?
Gustavo V on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used a cactus mix as soil. Papayas need a light, well-drained soil
Use a nitrogen fertilizer. Frequency to be determined by Plant reaction.
Phosphorus deficiency causes dark green foliage with a reddish-purple discoloration of leaf veins and stalks.

http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/crop/crops/i_papa.htm
Love your papaya trees!
can i grow this plant in richmond va without risk in the winter time? the papaya tree
Gustavo V on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
How fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am a novice when it comes to tropical fruit trees and this papaya tree was my first. I did some research on the plant using YouTube and different websites to educate myself. I found out that only females are the ones that bare fruit, so if you have a male papaya plant it will not bare any fruit (sorry). I'm still trying to figure out what sex my plant is. I purchased it in February 2014 and the plant really hasn't grown that much but I believe it's still a young tree. My mother said it has to be about 5 to 6 ft tall to have fruit and as you can see in the pictures on Pam's website it is a tree. Sorry for the lack of information, I'm still learning! Good luck!
How long after I get my tree will it actually set fruit? I live in Southern California
Mike R on Jul 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Papaya Tree can produce fruit within it's first year, however sometimes these trees can take about a year to get used to their new environments and produce fruit during their second year.
When does a papaya tree set fruit?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't know just when they will set fruit ... a gopher ate all four of my papaya trees when they were only 2 to 3 feet tall! But what I can tell you - which I didn't know to begin with when I ordered my first trees - is that you will need more than one tree to set the fruit ... you will need at least one male tree for every five or six female trees ... and you won't know what you are getting until they arrive and begin to flower. The male trees have a different kind of flower than the female. Check into this and you will see what I am talking about. Good luck with your papaya trees!
i read somewhere that i have to get a female plant to get fruit from this tree, it is this true?
Gustavo V on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Papaya's are hermaphrodite, meaning they have both male and female parts on the same flower.
Do you have dwarf papaya tree seeds for sale?
Jack Z on Dec 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We only sell the trees, not the seeds
can I plant a papaya tree in Yorktown heights ny 10598?
francesco i on Dec 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Is this dwarf papaya a 'Lady Red'? If not, what type is it?
Jo F on Oct 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Enter an answer to this question.
do you ship to the caribbean?
eudeen h on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. Unfortunately we do not ship outside of the continental US.
how much sunlight does the papaya tree need daily?
Glen D. on Aug 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Papaya Tree needs at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and prefers full sunlight.
My papaya tree is full of fruit, it is 12 months old, the fruit is not so sweet, and the leaves are getting some kind of brown dots bellow them, and then fells down crispy and shrunk. Does any body can advise?.
Radragaz Dragaz on Jan 11, 2015
If I buy from you, do you guaranty fruit or I need to buy also a male?
Hugo F on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No you don't need a male to grow fruit. However, your growing region is VERY important to growing a mature tree. I DO NOT recommend planting the tree for the 1st year. Keep it a pot for as long as possible because the winter cold will kill it. In the pot, you can bring it in doors until the weather stays warm for long periods of time. DO NOT over water. DO NOT water directly into the potted soil. only add water when the water tray is bone dry (about every 3 -4 days
Is this papaya a GM plant?
Lindon D on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our plants are non-GMO
what is the actual variety of the papaya tree?
Michael M on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We offer Red Lady Papaya, a high-yielding Mexican variety that is semi-dwarf and produces fruit averaging about 3-4 pounds.
how cold can it tolerate?
kirk w on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kirk
This papaya can be planted in the ground in zones 8-11 and patio planting 4-11.
How can tell papaya male or female ?
Lap H on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Papaya Trees are self-fertile so they can produce by themselves. Male Trees do not produce fruit. The flowers on a male will look like elongated bells on trumpets. Female trees have flowers that produce papaya fruit after they are pollinated. Female flowers can be white or yellow in color. They are large flowers in size but short. I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you additional questions we can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
I am trying to grow a dwarf papaya in a greenhouse. Got the plant about 18 inches tall, lost all leaves but has since sprouted alot of new leaves. When should I transplant to a bigger pot and how big can the pot be. Does the pot have to be watered from the bottom?
Debbie S on Feb 9, 2015
We live in the Bay Area, Do we need to put it in a pot for a year first before we plant it on the ground? If so how big should the pot be? Do we water it on the tray and not directly into the soil? Do we have to clear out all the old soil in our existing ground in order to plant the papaya tree? Do we need the planting mix? How often does the tree needs to be fertilized?
Beginner on Nov 13, 2014

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