- Sep 13, 2012
I know that this is probably not the right place to post about tropical plants, but it's an herb and related to gardening. So i just got a Tr Hovey papaya from Florida hill Nursery, it's still small so I will keep it in a pot for now but I want to transplant it later into the ground. I live in Fresno,Ca z9b, Can this plant thrive in this climate during winter? The temps gets about mid 20's-30's and gets occasional frost every now and then. Is it better to keep it in a pot and just keep it in the garage in winter or is it ok to be in ground outside with some protection? Sorry I forgot to mention that this is a dwarf variety that will only get about 5'-8' but smaller if potted. Any one with papaya experience that can give some advice please help?