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Nov 25, 2016 11:36 AM CST
is topping 6" or less papaya trees a common practice. i have never seen this done before. but a new grower is sending me topped papaya.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Nov 25, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Welcome! Shrug! Butt is growing ! Right !
Maybe for shipping purposes !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 25, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Are Papayas grafted? I would guess your grower sent you grafted plants.
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