Paw Paw plant, Carica papaya, is sometimes called Papaya. This Paw Paw produces ample amounts of medium to large red fleshed fruit. Being self-fertile, only one tree is required to produce fruit. A good size for a backyard, it is fast growing and highly productive for 5-6 years. Paw Paw are native to the sub-tropics and tropics, requiring a warm and protected position. Good drainage is important. Short lived perennial tree to 5.0m.