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JeffDM

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Papaya Topping
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:33:11 PM »
Some of the 6-year-old papaya plants in my backyard are getting pretty tall and the fruit is more than 10' above the ground.  I noticed that some plants that were knocked in half by wind storms a couple of years ago have recovered and started fruiting.  I was wondering if it would be a good idea to cut the tall plants down to about 4' and hope for the best?

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Re: Papaya Topping
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 04:56:45 AM »
Cut it down and grow new from seed..it takes less than a year to go from seed to fruit and the qualities going to be so much better and more productive, I cut mine down every 3 years
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Re: Papaya Topping
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 06:24:47 AM »
I have seen them branch out after being topped


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Re: Papaya Topping
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 08:54:59 AM »
Cut it down and grow new from seed..it takes less than a year to go from seed to fruit and the qualities going to be so much better and more productive, I cut mine down every 3 years
I agree fresh trees are healthier and bear better fruits. Maybe cut down old ones every 3 years but at a minimum keep planting fresh ones every year so that replacements are in line when needed.

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Re: Papaya Topping
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »
Does anyone have the link to the website that sells all the different hawaii papayas?  I tried searching for it and can't find it.
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Re: Papaya Topping
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Re: Papaya Topping
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Re: Papaya Topping
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 06:55:32 PM »
Finally lopped off about 6' to 8' from each of the 4 tallest Papaya plants and they have all put out new leaves and one is producing fruit.  It seems to take forever for Papaya seeds to germinate when I try to grow them in seed starter mix, but some have finally poked through.

 

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