Is Papaya preggers?

randyscott77092October 25, 2009

In all the years I've been trying to grow papayas I have never seen one put out flowers. Now, almost November, I've got flowers all over the place.

So, q#1; is it normal for them to wait for cooler, wetter weather, or this bad timing for fruiting on the Gulf Coast?

q#2 ; is one of these little "thingys" a fruit or just more flowers about to bloom?

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eric_wa(San Juan, z8 WA)

bump

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 5:20PM
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randyscott77092

Thanks for the bump. I've had the trees inside for the duration of the ch-ch-chilly weather. With less sunlight they've been dropping leaves but, so far, the little "nads" are still there. I thought they would drop when the tree figured out that it's winter. I guess they'll stay until spring. I hope so; it would be nice to have a genuine home-grown papaya at least once after all the years I've been trying.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 9:06AM
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ozarkgirl(6-7)

Have you any paw-paws yet? Mt trees are 3 years old, nothing but slow growth. Zone 7

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 1:16AM
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randyscott77092

Paw-paws? What's a paw-paw?

There are, or were, little things that I described as looking like gonads but I don't know whether they are budding fruit or just a flower that hadn't opened yet.

Each time the weather warms up a bit I put them outside and when it gets cold again I bring them inside the patio door. Whatever flowers they had have fallen off. It's been a while since I've looked closely.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 9:29AM
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nightnurse21

Those flowers are the starting of fruit and they are called paw paws in the caribbean

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 9:04PM
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randyscott77092

Thanks for the answer. All the flowers & paw paws fell off. With the spring I planted them all outside. Still losing leaves, poss reaction to transplant. Keepin em wet. We'll see what happens.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 9:26PM
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