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Carica papaya 'T.R. Hovey'


Carica 'T.R. Hovey' is a dwarf, self fertile papaya that can produce delicious, ripe fruit within 9 - 12 months!

Carica 'T.R. Hovey' is a dwarf hybrid papaya that is self fertile. It can produce delicious, ripe fruit within 9 - 12 months on short plants only a couple feet tall. It grows well in containers outdoors in a warm location in the summer and can be moved indoors to spend winter as a houseplant. The cool structure of this small tree and its tropical, dissected foliage on purple stems will look fantastic both on your patio and in your living room! Good drainage is important. Safest to keep above about 10 degrees Celsius.

Common Name: Dwarf Papaya

Family: Caricaceae (The Papaya Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-12

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'


Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:


Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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