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Jacques33degrees

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Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:46:18 AM »
I have 4 plants that are 12 inches tall. How do I grow them successfully in zone 10A, San Diego, California. Do they like to be more wet than dry and do they like high temperatures in summer? TIA.

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 11:25:06 AM »
I've got one in a 10 gallon that is a few feet tall. It has a lot of perlight and stays outside all the time, Right now it is producing tons of fruit, I think as long as it doesn't get real wet roots it should be fine.

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 11:00:35 PM »
Marklee...in all my reading online I found that you need male and female plant... Curious how yours produce fruit with only one plant.

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
I want to say I had a single tree that set fruit also, is it possible they get pollinated by regular papayas?

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 09:18:35 PM »
Aaron...not sure. I am trying to get as much info as I can. Is yours in the ground or in a container. What is your lowest temperature in the winter. Thank you

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 03:23:57 AM »
Some plants are hermaphrodite and minimum temperature is 27F

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Re: Carica quercifolia...Oak Leaved Papaya
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 03:49:04 PM »
Thanks lebmung....27....I should be fine then. I have all of mine in 35 gallon containers with cactus soil.

 

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