TR Hovey dwarf papaya plants
This year I branched out and grew two varieties of papaya that I haven't tried before. They are TR Hovey and Tainung papaya. By far, the most successful variety for me this year was the TR Hovey - a real winner!
I bought the very, very small papaya plants from Florida Hill Nursery last spring. The TR Hovey plants had their tops cut off. The plants were only about 4 inches tall. They sent out branches and I let only one grow. I purchased 5 in all. I kept 3 and I gave 2 away to a friend.
This picture is one of the two plants that I gave my friend. She chose to grow hers in a pot. This photo was taken 9-30-13. After this picture was taken, the plants had to be propped up because they were falling over from the weight of the fruit.