Papaya Trees
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Papaya tree

Zone Orlando, FL | Tanya Ohle added on February 15, 2018 | Answered

I live in Central Florida and have a papaya tree that was damaged by a short freeze. I covered the bottom but the top is damaged so should I cut the damaged top off?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 17, 2018

I would not cut it until it is warmer, and starts to put out new growth again. They are not cold tolerant, and you may have to find a way to cover the top with burlap if possible. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/papaya/growing-papaya-fruit.htm

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