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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    January 15, 2011
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    These are actually not bees but rather the papaya fruit fly. They look alot like bees, so that is a common mistake. This article will help you with them:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in148

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    AnnsGreeneHaus on
    December 1, 2012
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    Trees should be spaced at least as far apart as their mature height.

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    AnnsGreeneHaus on
    June 18, 2013
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    Nikki on
    March 29, 2014
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    theficuswrangler on
    June 25, 2014
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    Papaya are tropical fruits, San Francisco is too far north. But you could try growing some in pots. Here's an article with much useful information: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg054

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    shelley on
    April 28, 2015
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    Male papaya plants are unproductive in that they don't produce fruit but productive in the sense that they pollinate the female papaya plants. I know in large scale operations, papaya farmers try to maintain a 1:25 ratio of male:female. Given that piece of information, you probably only need one male in your group.

    For more information on growing papaya, please visit the following link:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/papaya/growing-papaya-fruit.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 14, 2015
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    Yellowing leaves most likely indicate some stress in being moved and planting.
    To much water can certainly be the cause also for yellowing leaves.
    Daily water for the first 2 weeks and proper care is listed in the link below.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/papaya/growing-papaya-fruit.htm

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