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Linh

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Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:59:56 AM »









It is about 3 1/2 feet high
Leaves are large and wide
Dwarf variety, waiting for the first fruit to ripe
Bought it at nursery two years ago, elmonte California
I was told seedlings from a fruit she ate, very sweet from Ecuador?



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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 08:17:33 AM »
I've no idea but i wonder how can it grow in such a tiny container!
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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 03:49:25 PM »
It was one gal container
The roots Bursted out of the container to the ground.

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 08:27:22 PM »
Not trying to hijack this thread but what should one do if you have this situation where a tree has established root in the ground through a small pot?
Cut out the pot and build a mound to match the height of the dirt in the pot
Leave it be
Make holes on the side of the pot to let roots out and mound dirt to cover the holes but leave rest of pot in place?

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 08:38:41 PM »
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Not trying to hijack this thread but what should one do if you have this situation where a tree has established root in the ground through a small pot?
Cut out the pot and build a mound to match the height of the dirt in the pot
Leave it be
Make holes on the side of the pot to let roots out and mound dirt to cover the holes but leave rest of pot in place?

Just leave the pot attached and cover it with soil as is and the pot should eventually dissintegrate anyway .That will
cause the least amount of disturbance to the tree so it can continue to grow

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 05:22:50 AM »
I agree.
I actually have  a soursop and a mulberry tree very nicely growing in the same situation
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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 05:27:26 AM »
This is a dwarf specimen. In my option by the look at the fruits it seems to be an Indian GMO hybrid called 'Pusa Nanha' or a variation of that, that is the only one who sets flowers so low to the ground.

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 02:05:28 PM »

it might be a female tree which makes rounder fruits.
the yellowish color on new fruit is kinda strange.
it could be a N deficiency, or even magnesium ?


it would probably benefit from a little magnesium.
i use a teaspoon of epsom salts. works great.

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 10:39:17 PM »
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Not trying to hijack this thread but what should one do if you have this situation where a tree has established root in the ground through a small pot?
Cut out the pot and build a mound to match the height of the dirt in the pot
Leave it be
Make holes on the side of the pot to let roots out and mound dirt to cover the holes but leave rest of pot in place?

Just leave the pot attached and cover it with soil as is and the pot should eventually dissintegrate anyway .That will
cause the least amount of disturbance to the tree so it can continue to grow

That pot is shaded and looks pretty thick.  I guarantee it will last for many, many years.  I would use tin snips to cut out the bottom 3"-4" or so, then mound up soil around it.  Papaya have some pretty thick roots, being root bound might be part of the reason it look like it has a deficiency of some type.

I would test the soil too, there are kits available that you can use  Could be iron, zinc, magnesium, or other. 

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Re: Papaya: does any one know what I have, please
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 10:59:20 PM »
The fruit looks like a "red dwarf lady" papaya

 

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