Papaya, Kaek-Dam (Carica papaya)
Papaya, Kaek-Dam (Carica papaya)

Papaya, Kaek-Dam (Carica papaya)

Regular price $15.95

Live Papaya Fruit Tree
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

This heirloom Broadleaf Thai Papaya produces long, sweet, and succulent fruit! Grocery store Papaya is often old and near rotten, so fresh from your own yard is always best - and trust us, it's a whole new experience. The Kaek-Dam's papaya fruit can be eaten like a veggie when it's young and crisp (traditionally sliced thin and used in salads) or when it's more mature, ripe and deliciously juicy.

The Kaek-Dam Papaya fruit can become very long and large, providing a tasty treat for several people.  The true will start to produce sizable fruit when it reaches around 4' tall.  Papaya's are fast growing and super low maintenance, but like all tropical plants, they must be protected from freeze.  Bring them indoors in the winter and you'll be just fine.

The Papaya's leaves and seeds can also be used medicinally.  Dried leaves make an excellent and nutritious tea. Papaya leaves and fruit act as an appetite stimulant and can assist in the digestion of proteins, due to the presence of the enzyme Papain. Papaya may also contain anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and anti-cancer properties.  

Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.