(developed at Univ. of Hawaii)
Rainbow is the genetically engineered papaya resistant to the Papaya Ring Spot Virus disease.
Rainbow is a transgenic solo papaya resistant to the Papaya Ring Spot Virus. Hybrid variety crossed between the Sun Up
papaya and the Kapoho to create a yellow flesh variety. Fruits weigh between 16-32 ounces.
You are bidding on * fresh seeds collected and grown in Hawaii.
~Fruit of Angels~
In Hawaii, all 'Solo' Papayas growing in Hawaii have a gene had been modified to enhance
resistance against Papaya’s biggest enemy, the Ringspot Virus).
Papaya plants produce flowers that are either male, female or
hermaphrodite. Male plants do not produce fruit. Female plants must be pollinated by either male or hermaphrodite flowers to produce
fruit. Hermaphrodites are self fruiting and the most desirable kind. The Hawaiian Solo papaya produce seedlings that are either female or
hermaphrodite but no males. 30% will be female and 60% will be hermaphrodite so you are always assured that you have a plant that
can produce fruit.
This is a very easy plant to grow whether in the ground in frost free areas or pot grown in cold winter climates. The taste of tree
ripened papaya is so much better than what you find in the grocery store.
The Rainbow, a medium type Solo, is one of the best papayas for the home grower.
The fruit is sweet and very delicious. Fruits are produced at about five or six months from planting when the plants are still small.
Developed at the University of Hawaii for Tropical Plant Research, these cultivars are considered the best available
This is the principal variety grown and shipped from the Hawaiian islands.
Rainbow has a greenish-yellow skin that turns yellow as the fruit ripens with golden-yellow flesh. It is grown on the
Big Island, Oahu, and Kauai. Initial consumer testing has confirmed the extreme popularity of this golden yellow flesh variety.
Tropical papaya is a fruit that used to be relatively unknown outside of the tropics, but today you can find it just about any supermarket. Papaya fruit
is loaded with nutrients so there is much to be gained if this fruit strikes your fancy. One serving has high fiber and potassium, iron, calcium, plus the
daily requirement of vitamin A and three days worth of vitamin C. Papaya contains antioxidants which can protect from certain types of cancer, such as colon
cancer, and is known to help with digestive problems.
Papaya is eaten just like a melon. Shaped somewhat like a pear, papaya is very sweet but does not have a high sugar content. Green papayas contain the
most papain, which is an enzyme that is used to tenderize meat and help with inflammation in the human body.
Papaya has bright yellow to green mottled skin. When ripe, the outside skin will be more of a golden color. Other types of papayas turn pink or orange
inside when they are ripe. Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of angels”.
Some people say papaya tastes like an apricot sprinkled with ginger. The fruit is used in all types of recipes--meat marinades, salads, and is often
added to other fruits in both smoothies and dried fruit and nut mixtures. Red papaya adds nutrients to whatever dish you make with it. High fiber helps to regulate and
clean out your colon. All together it contains a whole group of vitamins, including A, C, E, B-9 and K.
In addition to vitamins, Papaya contains antioxidants, known as phytochemicals, which can protect the body from heart disease and certain forms of cancer. These
antioxidants protect the body from toxins known as free radicals, which can attack cells. Papaya also contains a couple of enzymes which are good at digesting protein.
These are chymopapain and papain. One of the benefits of these substances is that they can help reduce inflammation for people who have arthritis, osteoarthritis, or
10-20 ft. (3-7 m)
Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year Repeatedly
Foliage: Grown for foliage, Aromatic
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies
Flowers are fragrant,
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last
Fruit round with a short neck, average weight 16 to 39 ounces. Skin smooth, and glossy, cavity star-shaped. Flesh thick,
firm, orange-yellow in color, flavor and quality high, keeps well. Recommended for fresh market and processing. Fruits of female plants rough in appearance.
Average height to the first flower is 32 inches.
All good things
take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in
Much more to check out or just get a little
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live plants if shipped bare-root are wrapped
in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the
plant's healthy transit to you. All live plants are
Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped
to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.
All plant materials are
required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to
export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
After Inspection, USDA stamps released for
export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to
USDA Inspection Station at Honolulu International airport.
is included in Shipping and Handling @
$5 fee per item/species.
is a packing and custom boxing fee.
Last and usually least is
USPS postage (shipping)
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Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.
International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no
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customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is
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international orders are shipped at the BUYER's
(shipped with or without
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Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure,
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NOT eligible for any discount.
We will ship once a
week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special
stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This
can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If
payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be
shipped the following week and lose the combined discount
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is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON
LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.
We will combine shipping
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This policy is good
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We ship on Tuesdays.
Payment must be
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Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning
auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping
and Handling charges.
For 4-7 winning
auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping
and Handling charges.
For 7+ winning
auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping
and Handling charges.
each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it
does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional items)
My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied
selection. Domestic S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for
prompt delivery. I can't really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount
much as each different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected
then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on
the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day
we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes
the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
Before you purchase
After you Receive
When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it. It is your responsibility to know how to care
for the plant. Do some research before they arrive or seek experienced help.
Small plants need protection from many things, wind, sun, dry-out. They do well just in the garage or living
room. They need good light but not sunlight (full sun will burn small plants). Small pots dry-out easily. Just sitting in a shallow tray of water works
well. The idea is to keep the plants from dehydrating.
Be careful if you decide to re-pot.
Re-potting voids any warranty. Plants are easily damaged with new/different mix. Use NO fertilizers (this may kill your plants).
Proper care is critical upon arrival.
Live Plants are NOT GUARANTEED
to survive under your care. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! Live arrival is guaranteed,
eternal survival is up to you.
IF YOU are NOT able to provide PROPER CARE, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT plant to be GUARANTEED after it perishes.
NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.
Please Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged. If you repot your plant after delivery, all warranties are voided and no replacement is offered. All
photos must be as arrived in original condition as received (in the box and packed as delivered).
If repotted, you are responsible for the condition of the plant.
NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.
Not every plant that I grow survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there is no way to know what kind
of conditions it will endure in the trip to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered to your door.
You are agreeing to these terms when you make this purchase from this listing.
LIVE PLANTS ARE PERISHABLE.
There is the risk when you grow plants that they may die.
LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever.
US orders ONLY are
for LIVE ARRIVAL
. All International orders are shipped at the BUYER's
From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim.
All claims need to be supported with Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents.
I am very reasonable and understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit, for this reason uninsurable.
The expense to send it to you is most of your payment. To send any replacements, I try to piggy back with your next order.
ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA CERTIFIED WITHIN THE U.S. - USDA and USPS fees
are included in the actual cost of shipping and Handling.
Replacement is not an option for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.
Please do not leave a 1 or 2 in my detailed seller ratings for postage fees or any
reason really because I will block you from any further purchases.
Please contact me before eBay if you have any issue. I am the one
who can help you. Do not open any case for any reason really because I will block you from any further purchases.
I ship items the best and least expensive option. These are coming from Hawaii.
The only thing inexpensive here in Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via best method. If you feel
like the combined shipping fee is wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me! I value your business and
will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I am very generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.
my dog Taz will fetch your email to me
If you are dissatisfied with the item for any reason, please contact me before leaving a negative or neutral comment.
I want you to be satisfied!
Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa `ana mai. E kipa mai hou!
When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned
and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be
replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be
made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and
reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and
contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially,
the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes..