Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.

Red Lady Papaya Tree

Tropical Elegance, Bountiful Harvest: Fruits Mid Summer to Fall


Cold Hardy 25-30°
Container Plant Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone 9B - 11B
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Product Description

Red Lady Papaya Tree – Tropical Elegance, Bountiful Harvest

Embrace the allure of the tropics with the captivating Red Lady Papaya Tree. This exquisite tree brings a touch of tropical elegance to your Fruitscape™, gracing your garden with its lush foliage and abundant yield of delectable papayas.

The Red Lady Papaya Tree boasts a graceful display of large, deeply lobed leaves that create a lush and vibrant atmosphere in your outdoor space. As the tree matures, it produces an abundant crop of medium-sized papayas with brilliant reddish-orange skin and a heavenly aroma. The papayas offer a symphony of sweetness and tropical flavors, making them a true tropical delicacy.

For optimal growth and fruit production, plant your Red Lady Papaya Tree in well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.5. Full sun exposure is essential to ensure vigorous growth and robust fruit development. Regular watering, particularly during the growing season, is vital to maintain the tree’s lush foliage and encourage the formation of succulent papayas.

The Red Lady Papaya Tree’s compact size and stunning appearance make it an excellent choice for both garden and container cultivation. Whether you’re creating a tropical-inspired Fruitscape™ or simply want to enjoy the luxury of homegrown papayas, this exceptional tree is sure to captivate both your senses and your garden.

Elevate your garden with the charm of the tropics by introducing the Red Lady Papaya Tree. Order today and relish the pleasure of harvesting your own flavorful papayas while indulging in the beauty of this remarkable tree.

Cold Hardy25-30°
Container PlantContainer Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Mature Height8-10 FT
Mature Width4-6 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing4-6 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Papaya Trees

Papaya are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow. These beauties thrive in tropical climates year round and can be grown in pots in the more northern parts of the states. Getting the right variety is key to getting good fruit production. Many varieties are female or males but a few are self fertile and some are dwarf growers making container growing possible.

Papaya thrive on good soil and lots of water. Be sure to give they fast growers what they need to get into fruit as soon as possible. Heavy mulches of hay or leaves help keep the roots cool and moist.

Growers in tropical areas are able to harvest lots of tree ripened fruit, great in fruit salads, smoothies and ice cream. More northern gardeners get a few ripe ones before winter sets in, but lots and lots of green papaya. Green papaya are a staple to many Thai, Indian and South Asian dishes. They are used in salads and curries. We have found they make great potato chips if sliced thinly and fried.

You could not ask for a more tropical looking plant in the landscape than papayas. The large deeply cut leaves and huge cantaloupe size fruit that hug the trunk, scream South Seas Island. Pair with bananas and citrus for a beautiful tropical look.

Recommended Fertilizers for Planting and Maintenance
Growing Guide

Click here to find our Full Papaya Trees Planting and Growing Guide

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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