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Q.I Pruned The Top Of My Papaya Tree Which Was 12 Ft By 4 Ft. The Trunk Is Hollow. What Should I Do? Will The Tree Survive?

Zone Venice, FL 34292 | Joseph Daku added on April 2, 2022 | Answered

The papaya grow from the top and the tree is top heavy and has already blown over in heavy wind. Side shoots are already there and have formed fruits at lower levels.

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Answered on April 4, 2022

This is typical. These trees are hollow, and do not contain wood inside. Since they fruit from a single, apical, trunk- Any pruning that you do will reduce fruiting capacity. They will bear fruit from side branches, but at a significantly reduced capacity. These short lived specimens are quite different from your, usual, tree.


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