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Q.How Can I Stop My Papaya Tree From Growing Taller? Where And When Does It Get Pruned?

Zone 32141 | Anonymous added on March 19, 2022 | Answered

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Answered on March 20, 2022

Papaya trees are not pruned because the main growing point is terminal. Branching would reduce fruit production. If you look at photos of papaya trees, there are no branches except for the leaf stems coming out of the top. Here is more in this factsheet below. You may want to consult your local extension agent for any ideas to curb growth if it is a problem.



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