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persianmd2orchard

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SoCal papaya variety ID
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:42:54 AM »
Hi all,

I had a really really good papaya 2 years ago home grown around Pasadena. It was small to medium in size with excellent flavor. I snapped a pic of the interior, I'm pretty sure this is the pic (even though it looks like a mamey). I think I must've scooped out the seeds????

If I want to plant variety similar to this which do ppl think it is? Vibrant deep red-orange flesh and excellent flavor. Was productive. I could've had the smallest one on tree so maybe can't judge by fruit size... but I really don't remember. Sorry my memory of its details are vague.

Thoughts?


Mugenia

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Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 11:48:04 AM »
Looks yummy 😋

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Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 03:42:05 PM »
look for "Strawberry Papaya" or a hybrid (close relative)! Otherwise take another picture of the outside and send it! happy gardening!

JeffDM

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Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 06:02:44 PM »
Aloha Seed has descriptions and pictures on their website:
http://www.alohaseed.com/smallfruit.htm

persianmd2orchard

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Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 12:43:44 AM »
thank you all, does strawberry do well in socal? I agree it looks like it could be strawberry or a relative. I don't think it was a rare type or anything, likely something commonly found. But it was excellent

RodneyS

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Re: SoCal papaya variety ID
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 01:21:04 AM »
Yes, it thrives in SoCal.  Aka Sunrise papaya

 

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