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T R Hovey Papaya Tree

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

TR Hovey Papaya Tree – Tropical Charm, Abundant Delight

Elevate your Fruitscape™ with the enchanting TR Hovey Papaya Tree. This remarkable tree not only graces your garden with its tropical charm but also rewards you with a plentiful yield of delectable papayas.

The TR Hovey Papaya Tree features a stunning array of large, deeply lobed leaves that create a lush, tropical ambiance in your outdoor space. As the tree matures, it produces a profusion of small to medium-sized papayas with vibrant orange skin and a tantalizing aroma. The papayas offer a delightful fusion of sweetness and tropical essence, making them a true tropical delight.

For optimal growth and fruit production, plant your TR Hovey Papaya Tree in well-draining soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.7. Provide it with full sun exposure to ensure vigorous growth and robust fruit development. Regular watering, particularly during the growing season, is essential to maintain the tree’s lush foliage and promote the formation of succulent papayas.

The TR Hovey Papaya Tree’s compact size makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or container cultivation. Its captivating appearance and delectable fruit make it a charming focal point in your tropical-inspired Fruitscape™.

Enhance your garden with the allure of the tropics by adding the TR Hovey Papaya Tree. Order today and savor the pleasure of homegrown papayas while indulging in the natural beauty of this exceptional tree.

Cold Hardy25-30°
Container PlantContainer Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height8-10 FT
Mature Width6-8 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing6-8 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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