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Papaya/Pawpaw

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant papaya.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Papaya/Pawpaw 3a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 3b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 4a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 4b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 5a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 5b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 6a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 6b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 7a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 7b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 8a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 8b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 9a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 9b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Papaya/Pawpaw 10a year-round year-round year-round 7-12 feet
2 (to help ensure pollination)
Papaya/Pawpaw 10b year-round year-round year-round 7-12 feet
2 (to help ensure pollination)
Papaya/Pawpaw 11a year-round year-round year-round 7-12 feet
2 (to help ensure pollination)
Papaya/Pawpaw 11b year-round year-round year-round 7-12 feet
2 (to help ensure pollination)

*Papaya trees grow as male, female, or both genders. Female and hemaphroditic trees produce fruit. If starting from seed, grow several so you can determine the gender before planting in=ground.