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Carica papaya

Papaya

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  • Carica papaya | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Carica papaya (Papaya). The Papaya is a tree reaching 4 to 6 metres in height. The male flowers are pink or pale yellow and arranged in drooping panicles about 75 cms long. The edible fruits which are similar to melons are yellow or red-orange in colour.

Characteristics

Fragrant

Other common names

Paw paw, Melon tree

Origin

Central America, southern Mexico, Tropical America

Interest and use

Culinary. Grown throughout the tropics for the edible fruit.

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