Tropicals forum: Monster papaya tree trunk..

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Mark619
Aug 17, 2014 7:17 PM CST

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 17, 2014 8:36 PM CST
Yoicks! That is a monster, and it even has an eye looking at you!

I've had mine die back at the top, then branch like that before, but never that many branches or that big a trunk! Is it still productive?

I usually start new plants and cut down the older trees when they get over about 5 years old.They're either tall and gangly and I can't reach the fruit by then (but the squirrels can . . ) or they get so much less productive it's not worth watering them.
Elaine

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San Diego (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Roses Region: California
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Mark619
Aug 18, 2014 1:32 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Yoicks! That is a monster, and it even has an eye looking at you!

I've had mine die back at the top, then branch like that before, but never that many branches or that big a trunk! Is it still productive?

I usually start new plants and cut down the older trees when they get over about 5 years old.They're either tall and gangly and I can't reach the fruit by then (but the squirrels can . . ) or they get so much less productive it's not worth watering them.


It's my friends tree, it's only about 2 years old..tons of fruit on this tree..every branch has fruit growing...really good papaya...I was just amazed when I first saw it!

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