Top Questions About Papaya Trees

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Questions About Papaya Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 12, 2011

Q. Stop Bees From Attacking Papaya Fruit

The bees attack the fruit when it is young. They bore holes into the fruit. Any suggestions would be great.

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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Asked by
sekhardas83 on
December 1, 2012

Q. Can I Plant Papaya Tree Into a Lemon Garden?

Can I plant papaya tree into a lemon garden? How many papaya trees can I plant into 12 Shatak lemon garden (there are 60 quantity lemon trees)?

Answered by
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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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2013

Q. What Can You Do With Your Papaya Seeds

I want to know different things to do with papaya seeds.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 18, 2013
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 29, 2014

Q. Growing Conditions for Papaya Tree

I easily grow baby papaya trees from seed, whether in my clay soil outside or in my greenhouse (best if transplanted from outside). I grow the trees larger in my greenhouse but am afraid to plant them in the yard because of our weather, which is usually dry in the summer and our temperatures here vary from about 18-100 degrees F. throughout the year. Those who grow papayas here (I only know of a few Vietnamese ladies) get fruit but then the trees die in winter. By the way, is there any other waay to grow them, such as by propagation through leaf cuttings? Thanks.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 29, 2014
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Asked by
Jakub on
June 24, 2014

Q. Papaya tree climate requirements

Is it possible to plant papaya tree in San Francisco, California?

Answered by
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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Asked by
Mitchdive on
April 27, 2015

Q. Ratio of male papaya plants to female

I have 6 young trees in a raised garden bed – 2 females and 4 males. They are 6 months old. How many male plants should I remove?

Answered by
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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Asked by
Jdiscepolo on
July 13, 2015

Q. Lower leaves turning yellow on recently planted papaya tree

Papaya tree from Lowes, approximately 6 ft tall, recently planted in full sun. We have had lots of rain past 2 weeks. We live in eastern NC.

Answered by
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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