Papaya is a sweet, juicy fruit and it's great for you too! You can eat it fresh when it's ripe or use it when it is still green for salads, soups and more. The 'Red Lady' variety is a dwarf tree that only grows about 10 feet tall. It is self-fertile as well which means you only need one plant versus needing both male and female plants. Papaya trees produce fruit very quickly as well, usually giving fruit in their first year. Expect a lot of fruit from this prolific plant!