Planting and growing your own Hawaiian Papaya tree is fun, easy, educational and hopefully you will end up with delicious papaya fruit as well. The next time you buy a papaya from your market, save a few seeds to plant, and the rest of the seeds for papaya seed dressing, marinade or spice.
If you are unable to obtain papayas in your area, you can order Hawaiian Papaya Rainbow Solo Variety direct from Hawaii for shipment to the mainland USA. We guarantee that you will receive the most delicious fresh papaya fruits and a tree will grow from the seeds. However, I can't promise the fruit will reach full maturity--that takes a male and a female tree or a tree that has both sexes.
To grow a Papaya tree from seed, this family grew a papaya tree in a pot in their house--just like an extra large houseplant. See their directions on how they did it, including photographs documenting it every step of the way.
If you live in Hawaii or other hot temperature region, read this great article for directions on planting a papaya tree in your yard.