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Papaya carica 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya

Papaya carica 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya (Papaya carica 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya)

With all the heat and humidity we've been having, my papayas are developing very well. Photo taken Aug. 24, 2011.

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I hadn't noticed before how much the leaves on this resemble the leaves of Fatsia.

31 Aug, 2011


Yum yum yum Looking good Palmate

31 Aug, 2011



Yes, they resemble Fatsia, however, are very different. The leaves are much larger and softer and the long petioles are hallow like the trunk.

31 Aug, 2011



One fruit is about ready to be picked. Although, many of these younger papayas won't ripen for a while [maybe Dec or Jan]. They still have a lot of growing to do. :>)

31 Aug, 2011


Looks healthy and happy :o)

31 Aug, 2011


looking very promising Delonix...

31 Aug, 2011



Yes, it's been healthy and happy for more than 7 1/2 years. It's my oldest papaya plant. Although, it may have to be cut down in a couple of years. Most papaya plants only produce fruit well for only 3 - 5 years...this plant has been the exception.

31 Aug, 2011



Yes, it's still pretty productive. When it was young it used to produce around 30+ fruits a year.

31 Aug, 2011

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