Papaya Mexican

Plant Sizing Guide

The Mexican Papaya is a tropical fruit tree originating from southern Mexico and Central America. It is a fast-growing and relatively small tree with a single stem and large, deeply lobed leaves. The fruit of the Mexican Papaya is typically large, pear-shaped, and features smooth, green to yellow skin when ripe. The juicy, vibrant orange flesh has a luscious, tropical taste with a mild sweetness. Mexican Papayas are valued not only for their delightful flavor but also for their rich nutritional content, including enzymes like papain, which can aid in digestion. Due to its adaptability to warm climates and rapid growth, the Mexican Papaya is a popular choice in tropical and subtropical regions, both for commercial cultivation and as a tropical fruit tree in home gardens.

Botanical Name  

Carica papaya 'Mexican'

Also Known As  

Mexican Papaya |  木瓜


USDA Zone  
Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  
Harvest Season  
Years to Bear  

9 - 10
Full Sun
10' Tall and 8' Wide
1 - 2 Years


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