Red Lady Papaya Tree

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The Lady Red Papaya is perfect for tropical fruit lovers out there. Why not grow your own source of nutrients right in your backyard? Who needs a grocery store when you have your very own Red Lady Papaya Tree? This dwarf size tree is easy to maintain and care for. You can expect the self pollinating, Red Lady Papaya to begin producing fruit after one year. On average 2-4 fruits per week over the fruiting season can be expected. Each piece of fruit weight between 4-6 lbs. Though commonly referred to as a tree, the Red Lady Papaya is actually a large herb. It grows 6-10 ft in the first year. At maturity it could reach between 20 and 30 ft. The hollow green stem becomes 12-16 inches or more thick at the base. The skin of the Red Lady Papaya is waxy and thin but fairly tough. Over time it will become a light to deep yellow as it ripens. Soon you will be able to smell a fruity aroma. Inside the papaya become yellow, orange and then various shades of red. It will taste sweet and juicy. The Lady Red Papaya thrives in tropical and sub tropical climates. Temperatures should be between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit for this tropical evergreen plant. You can grow the Red Lady Papaya outside in the ground or in a container. They grow best in lightly porous soil but can grow in a various soils if cared for. Often had at breakfast, as a snack or juiced, the Lady Red Papaya is an excellent source of nutrients that help you stay healthy. They contain iron and calcium, a good source of vitamins A, B and G and an excellent source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). They also have a number of digest enzymes known to soothe the stomach and calm indigestion. They also contain a number of digestive enzymes. If you are looking for a fruit with excellent flavor and plenty of nutrients, look no further.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Botanical Name Carica papaya

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Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


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Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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