Papaya (Carica papaya)

Papaya (Carica papaya)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Papaya (Carica papaya), State: FL
Description DECEASED – 8/22/2016. Native to S. FL hammocks and a vigorous member of post-hurricane regrowth.

Location Sarasota, FL


Carica papaya

This champion Papaya of Florida made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

STATUS Champion
Tree circumference 36
height 40
crown spread 10
Total points 79

Nominated by Edward Flowers
Year Nominated 2009
Date crowned

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