How long does a pawpaw tree live? After how many years does a typical pawpaw tree stop bearing fruit or die?
Pawpaw tree (Carica papaya) has a short life span compared to other fruit tress. Pawpaw tree’s lifespan is measured in years rather than decades.
A papaya tree will start bearing fruit as early as seven months after planting. It continues continues producing fruit all year. In the space of 12 months, a single tree yields as much as 80 pounds of fruit.
Pawpaw tree usually live between 5-8 years. Some papaya trees may live longer than that if not uprooted, but fruit production and ornamental value declines after about four years.