Papaya Trees

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  1. Stop Bees From Attacking Papaya Fruit
  2. Can I Plant Papaya Tree Into a Lemon Garden?
  3. What Can You Do With Your Papaya Seeds
  4. Growing Conditions for Papaya Tree
  5. Papaya tree climate requirements
  6. Ratio of male papaya plants to female
  7. Lower leaves turning yellow on recently planted papaya tree
Asked by Anonymous on January 12, 2011
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.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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)?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Trees should be spaced at least as far apart as their mature height.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 17, 2013
What Can You Do With Your Papaya Seeds

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

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AnnsGreeneHaus
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Asked by Anonymous on March 29, 2014
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Jakub on June 24, 2014
Papaya Tree Climate Requirements

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

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theficuswrangler

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
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?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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