Papaya, Mamão 'Red Lady'

Carica papaya

Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Carica (KAIR-ih-kuh) (Info)
Species: papaya (puh-PIE-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Lady

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Mission, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 15, 2010, PatGalbraith from Satellite Beach, FL wrote:

I have a dwarf Red Lady papaya - first year in the ground. It has some fruit but most quickly turn yellow and drop. It's young and we had freezing in Satellite Beach, Florida this year. Two problems. Mealy bugs really love this thing. I caught them in time - minor damage. Horn worms love this thing. Two varieties, tomato and one that has the coloring of the adult moth and a cream colored collar. Variety?? BT and daily picking. Showed up in early November. Question - does anyone know if the seeds come true dwarf?
More info. We've had two real cold snaps. First actual freezing temperatures since I moved here (1995). The poor puppy doesn't look to good. Young fruit is very soft - like probably dead. I'm hoping.

12 June 2012
I've now had two red lady dwa... read more

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