Plant Care: How to Grow Papaya

Plant Type
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Year-round

Mature Size
6-12 ft. 

Soil & Moisture
Grows best in sandy, well-draining soil. They love water but hate water logged roots, so make sure to plant your Papaya trees in soil with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established.

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Very Fast!

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Our Red Lady Papaya trees are grown from seed and will produce fruit in less than a year.