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Carica papaya 'Red Lady'

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The Easiest & Best Papaya to grow at home

Fruitful Papaya Tree
Pick up to 60-80 lbs of fruit in a season! Expect this Papaya to produce fruit the very first year. And your tree will grow up to a manageable size. So while other trees are growing taller, your tree is growing fruit. You won't have to worry about climbing a ladder to pick these delicious papayas. The green skin ripens to gold. Inside, the soft flesh is bright orange.

Grow Anywhere!
You can grow this Papaya tree 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 plant it 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.

So Many Ways to Enjoy This Healthy Fruit
This variety is noted for its 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.

Natural and Easy to Grow
This 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. It is self-pollinating. So it produces all by itself. But, each tree will produce more with additional Papaya trees to cross-pollinate with.

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This is one of the most exotic and attractive trees that we carry. Bask in the tropical feel year round. Order your own Papaya Trees while they are available.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:20 ft.
    Mature Width:4-6 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Harvest Time:Varies
    Year to Bear:Can Fruit the 1st Year!
    Botanical Name:Carica papaya 'Red Lady'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 30℉)

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    Based on 78 reviews

    Jessica W.
    Verified Buyer

    Can’t give full review yet!

    Order 2 papaya trees one came without soil and on with :(. They did a great job replacing one tree, however now they look to be both dying. I am working closely with FGT to hopefully have a speedy resolution. Will update review after it’s all done.

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    Healthy trees

    Happy w the two I ordered, they arrive in good condition and seem to be growing well

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    Verified Buyer

    It came healthy and well

    It came healthy and well packaged, as always.

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    Jacob B.
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    Have ordered numerous times and always have had a great experience. Just received and planted (at 3pm in S. Georgia in August ... yeah its a bad idea about had heat stroke) 7ft Crepe myrtle and Papaya. LOVE the proprietary system Crepe came in. Great company!

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    Papaya Tree

    So far its still alive with a couple of several heavy thunderstorm I think it got water logged. The outer leaves are beginning to wilt but the inner or top leaves are lavishly green. I am hoping for a good growth to fruit bearing time.

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