I have heard that there is a dispute as to which Bracha you should make on papaya, Ha'Etz or Ha'Adama? Why? (sources)
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
The question is whether or not it halachically qualifies as a "tree." This has ramifications regarding orlah, as well: In Eretz Yisrael, where even doubtful orlah is forbidden, classifying papaya as a tree fruit would effectively render it prohibited, since most commercially available papaya is from the first three years of the plant's life.
Some views regarding this matter are recorded in a fascinating article by R' Gavriel Price from the OU, excerpted below (but well worth reading in its entirety):