Carica Papaya

Common Name Papaya
Type of Plant Tree

Sharing the common name, “Pawpaw” with the species Asimina triloba, the papaya has come to be cultivated globally and is considered native to Florida among various other countries. Parts of this plant including the unripe fruit has been used historically through Africa and Asia an antiseptic and treatment for ringworm and dyspepsia. It is in the top three most consumed fruits in the world, annually.

Requirements This species prefers sandy, well drained soil and is not flood tolerant. It grows best in full sun and is highly frost sensitive. It will reach fruiting maturity in just 3 years!
Country of Origin Central America
Cold Tolerance 30
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Little
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