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The hermaphrodite flowers on my papaya plant keeps dropping

Posted by 2012Joe none (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 27, 13 at 16:06

Hi guys, I have a year old papaya plant that gets male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers. Last month, the plant set 9 hermaphrodite fruits and 2 female fruits. This month however, it is dropping all the fruit flowers and I cannot figure out why. Two weeks ago, it had 7 hermaphrodite fruits, but they all dropped. Now the plant is getting another round of fruit flowers and they are starting to drop like the last ones.
I have fertilized the plant, adjusted the watering, made sure it does not have any disease, etc. But the fruits are not setting.

Can anyone please help me understand why the fruit flowers are dropping?

This post was edited by 2012Joe on Sat, Jul 27, 13 at 16:32


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RE: The hermaphrodite flowers on my papaya plant keeps dropping

Sometimes, the plant also gets deformed fruit flowers

This post was edited by 2012Joe on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 15:07


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RE: The hermaphrodite flowers on my papaya plant keeps dropping

The plant is about 6 ft tall and a little over a year old

This post was edited by 2012Joe on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 15:08


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RE: The hermaphrodite flowers on my papaya plant keeps dropping

This post was edited by 2012Joe

This post was edited by 2012Joe on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 15:09


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