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Tracy, California 95304. I be
Oct 21, 2017 1:04 PM CST
I bought a papaya tree and is growing really well. I have another that came up by itself from the seeds and skins we through in the garden. Its getting cold season now and I am worried about my beautiful plants. This will be their 1st winter. I am in California. Winter here is very mild. They get lot of sun when sunny. How aggressively I need to protect these plants from cold weather. Are there specific fertilizer for papaya? Please help.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Oct 21, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Growing Papaya in your area will be tricky as they don't like cold and they don't like heat. You may be able to keep them alive as ornamentals but I doubt they will ever have fruit. If temperatures drop below about 40, they will be dead. Its not the air temperature that will kill them but the soil temperature - the soil must stay warm.
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Tracy, California 95304. I be
Oct 21, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Thank you. Appreciate the feedback.

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