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Is Papaya preggers?

Posted by randyscott77092 Houston Tx (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 25, 09 at 17:14

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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Here is a link that might be useful: My papaya flowers

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RE: Is Papaya preggers?

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.

RE: Is Papaya preggers?

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

RE: Is Papaya preggers?

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.

RE: Is Papaya preggers?

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

RE: Is Papaya preggers?

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.

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