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Papaya ‘Red Lady’ (Carica papaya)

Papaya ‘Red Lady’ (Carica papaya)

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4" Pot Size
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Papaya ‘Red Lady’ (Carica papaya)
An early and productive fruiter, ‘Red Lady’ is an excellent papaya for southern gardens or as a tropical container fruiting plant in the north. The dwarf tree starts to flower and set fruit during its second year when the plant reaches 4’ tall. It can fruit the first year, if grown in high light with an extended growing season. ‘Red Lady’ is a self-fertile hybrid whose fruits often weigh 3-5 pounds. Two-pound fruits are more common for container grown plants. The oblong papaya is orange-red, sweet and juicy when ripe. Rich in vitamins A, C and other nutrients, it also contains papain, an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein. Harvest the fruit when the skin yields slightly to the touch and changes from green to yellow. You’ll notice a sweet, delicious aroma when it’s fully ripe. Green papayas are sometimes shredded and used in salads or stews. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Spring
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 8'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 50
  1. I wanted to have success with growing the papaya plant/tree and was not able until Now!!! I am soo happy, it even flowered!! Thanks Logees for my Success!!! Review by Deborah R
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    I received a well stocked (nice diameter) fully branched with leaves intacted on this Solo Papaya. The plant is very healthy and a vigorous, I live in zone 7 therefore I will have to dig up plant before winter an I am hopeful to eat fresh papayas from this tree. Thanks Logee for providing quality plants! (Posted on 9/3/2017)