The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Papaya Crazy!

Papaya Crazy!   (Carica papaya (Common Pawpaw))

This is a photo of my largest papayas. 'Red Caribbean', 'Thai Dwarf' and 'Maradol' are the varieties. Photo taken August 9, 2017.

Comments on this photo


They look great Andy

14 Aug, 2017


Thank you! You can't see the papaya fruit, though. I guess I need to get a pic of the fruit.

16 Aug, 2017


Your welcome Andy yes it would be good to see your fruit.☺

16 Aug, 2017


I'll have to get some pics very soon. :>))

17 Aug, 2017


I shall be looking out for the picture. ☺

17 Aug, 2017


It would be interesting to see a Pawpaw fruit as I've never seen one before!

17 Aug, 2017


Paw Paw can take a lot of cold- Chicago can grow them..should be worth a try in the UK. Will they get enough in summer heat is the unknown.

18 Aug, 2017



I'll post a pic soon. :>))

19 Aug, 2017



Papayas or Paw Paws do not tolerate very much cold at all. It's highly unlikely the UK would ever get enough heat for them to flower nor set fruit (not unless it was grown in a heated greenhouse).

19 Aug, 2017


No,Paw Paws to me meant Asimina triloba. I thought Balcony meant the Papaya fruit looked like them. Being hardy,maybe Asimina is something you might see in the UK?.
I see the confusion! Cleared

21 Aug, 2017


Yes, in many parts of the world papayas care called paw paws. LOL! :>))

Yes, I would think Asmina trioloba can grow in the UK. It's really hardy.

21 Aug, 2017

Comment on this photo

Pictures by Delonix1
5817 of 6253

  • San_diego_plant_pics_08_06_17_3_
  • Img_2598

What else?

See who else is growing Carica papaya (Common Pawpaw).

See who else has plants in genus Carica.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Nov, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    26 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 May, 2014