Dwarf TR Hovey Papaya
Dwarf TR Hovey Papaya
For sale is a live plant established in a pot with leaves & roots.
Our Naturally Grown Roselle bushes are a few months old (1’-2’ tall) and grown from reliable tissue culture.
Papaya plants are staked in a 5” pot with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.
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Carica papaya - T.R. Hoovey
T.R. Hoovey is a dwarfing variety (4'-6' height) of papaya with sweet red fruits when ripe.
Papaya plants are extremely versatile in their edible qualities; green papaya as a vegetable, ripe papaya as a fruit, seeds, leaves and roots are used medicinally.
This variety has excellent delicious fruit. It bears a medium size fruit about 4-6 inches long and 4-5 inches in diameter. The fruit is yellow in color when it is ripe!
This papaya variety is a hermaphrodite, meaning it is self-fertile and does not need a male papaya plant for pollination. Seeds produced by a hermaphroditic plant will produce females 2 out 3 times and a hermaphrodite 1 out of 3 times.
Thrives best in warm, sunny conditions.
In areas with frost - Grow it inside through the winter and take it outside in the summer months.
Developed and cultivated for container culture - will fruit and live beautiful in a pot for years.
For greater nutrition and resiliency, soil grown is recommended!
Papaya's are monocots (grasses) are will love you for all nitrogen and compost you can give it. Lots of manure, big piles of wood chips and green manures will allow your papaya plant to thrive and produce abundantly.
USDA Hardiness Zones: In the ground we recommend Zones 9-11. Use as a container plant up to Zone 5
Plant Type: Perennial
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Will produce in first year when it reaches 2' tall. Leaves, roots, fruit, seed, bark all used medicinally.
Full Size: Can easily reach 4'-7' in one season; very fast growing
Cold Tolerance: Not tolerable of cold weather or wind, especially as young plants. Be sure to protect during cooler temperatures. Consider planting near the house for radiate heat. When expecting a hard frost, consider cutting the papaya back, allowing it to resprout from the base or node.
Light Requirements: Full sun for fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Water daily until established, hardy & drought tolerant after establishment
Soil & Site Requirements: Plant in soil rich in organic matter as papaya need a lot of food. Do not overfeed but fertilize moderately on a regular basis. Provide enough sun and water and watch this plant grow quickly with abundant fruit within 10 months. Keep roots warm with mulch.
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