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Mountain Papaya - Papayuelo

Mountain Papaya - Papayuelo

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The Mountain Papaya also known as Papayuelo is a beautiful tall branching plant with red - purple leaves. The Mountain Papaya can begin to bear fruit within 12 months. The 15-20 cm long fruits range in colour from yellow to purple. The flesh of the Papayuelo is similar to Babaco however this fruit has seeds. The Plants are either male or female 2 seedlings are in each pot however we recommend purchasing 2 to increase your odds of having male and female plants. Mountain Papaya has greater resistance to poorly drained soils than other Papaya and Babaco. It also seems to be less susceptible to attack from fruit spotting bug.
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How To Grow Mountain Papaya - Papayuelo

Climate
Tropical, subtropics, Warm Temperate

Position
full sun

Height
2-5m

Pollination
Male and female 3+ plants required for pollination.

Propagated
Seedling

Time to Fruit
1 year

Watering
Moderate watering with good drainage

Harvest
Jan, Feb, March, April May

Frost/Cold Tolerant
Occasional

Deciduous
No

Grow in a Pot
50l +

Quarantine Restrictions
WA