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Papaya Amber Lady [60050]

Papaya Amber Lady

Carica papaya

Amber Lady is sweet tasting with orange-red flesh. It is a vigorous grower and has good fruit set, however it needs an average temperature of around 25-30 °C for optimal growth.



To grow good papaya you need a frost free climate, lots of sunlight, lots of water and very good soil. They also require fertiliser on a regular basis, young plants should be fed every 14 days, older trees once a month. Although papaya need lots of water for good fruit production, the most common problem with them is root rot due to overwatering, so a fine balancing act is required. Trees need to be planted in an area where they will be protected from strong winds. If birds or possoms are helping themselves, pick the fruit as soon as it starts to change colour, it will ripen ok on the kitchen bench. We also read somewhere that you can pop a paper bag over the fruit to protect them from pests!

Annual or Perennial  Perennial
Approx days to flower/harvest 280
Height 300cm
Space between plants  200cm
When to sow Spring, Summer
Seeds per packet Approx 15