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PlantFiles: Papaya
Carica papaya 'Santa Cruz Grant'

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Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Carica (KAIR-ih-kuh) (Info)
Species: papaya (puh-PIE-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Santa Cruz Grant

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Veined

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral olddude On Aug 10, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Very large fruits weighing 10 to 15 lbs

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida



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