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T R Hovey Papaya Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The T R Hovey Papaya Tree is a high-quality, easy-to-grow variety that produces delicious, tropical papayas. Order online now for a taste of exotic freshness right in your own garden.

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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

T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree: Experience Tropical Delight

About the Fruit

The T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree brings the taste of the tropics right to your doorstep. This extraordinary fruit is a culinary delight, known for its succulent, juicy flesh and sweet, tropical flavor. Each bite is a heavenly experience, as the vibrant orange flesh melts in your mouth, leaving a lingering tropical sweetness. Perfect for enjoying fresh, blending into smoothies, or adding a tropical twist to your favorite dishes, the T.R. Hovey Papaya will transport your taste buds to paradise.

What to Know About the Tree

The T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree is a true marvel, boasting both ornamental beauty and abundant fruitfulness. This evergreen tree features large, deeply lobed leaves that create a lush, tropical ambiance in your garden. It grows up to a height of 15-20 feet, providing a stunning focal point in any landscape. With its unique trunk structure, adorned with a network of aerial roots, this tree adds a touch of exotic elegance to your outdoor space. Additionally, the T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree is self-pollinating, making it a convenient choice for home gardeners.

Harvest Season

The excitement begins when the T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree starts bearing fruit, usually within a year of planting. Harvest season for this tropical beauty occurs throughout the year, with peak production during the warmer months. The tree generously yields numerous papayas, each ripening to a luscious orange hue. The sight of these vibrant fruits hanging from the tree is a visual delight that hints at the deliciousness to come.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine transforming your outdoor space into a tropical oasis with our T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree. Its vibrant green foliage, coupled with the stunning display of orange fruits, will transport you to a paradise retreat. Whether planted as a focal point in your garden or incorporated into an edible hedge, this tree will add a touch of exotic charm and provide a bountiful harvest of delicious papayas. Create a fruitscape™ that not only enchants the eyes but also tantalizes the taste buds with the T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we are committed to providing you with the best shopping experience. Our T.R. Hovey Papaya Trees are shipped directly to your doorstep, 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our nursery to your garden. With our superior packaging and easy shipping, your tree will arrive in perfect condition, just like buying in person. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online plant nursery, we bring a trusted and friendly vibe to your online shopping journey. Join our family of satisfied customers and enhance your fruitscape™ with the T.R. Hovey Papaya Tree today.

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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