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Carica papaya 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya

Carica papaya 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya (Carica papaya 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya)

These Maradol papayas have a lot of fruit. Photo taken at Quail Botanical Gardens on Sept. 5, 2017.

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Beauties funny how the friut grows close to the trunk of the tree not on its braches.

8 Sep, 2017


Papaya fruits always grow on the "trunk" of the plant. The flowers grow out of the trunk. Many tropical fruits grow like this. A few examples are: Star Fruit, Jaboticaba, Pouteria, Star Apple. I've posted these fruit on GoY in the past.

9 Sep, 2017


Keeping its secrets close to its chest as they say hoping the humans dont get them lets all hide and confuse them lol
Strange how all tropical fruits grow like this.

9 Sep, 2017


Not all tropical fruit grow like this. Many tropical fruit grow on the trunks or in clusters at the end of the branches like mango, avocado, citrus.

10 Sep, 2017


I knew Lemlns and Mangos dont grow next to the trunk thank you Andy for your knowledge.

11 Sep, 2017


You're welcome. Yes, lemons and mangoes grow at the ends of the branches. I used to have a big lemon tree in the San Francisco Bay Area. It used to have lemons all year.

12 Sep, 2017


That s grest you had a large lemon tree bet it looked wonderful.
I had a lemon tree as well a small one but the cold killled it as I had no where to over winter it and the fleece protection did nt work

13 Sep, 2017


Now, I just get lemons from my neighbors. They all have lemons trees.

Lemon trees are one of the most tender of the citrus. They don't tolerate much cold. They do tolerate a lot of cool weather, though. This is due to the sour fruit.

15 Sep, 2017


Thats interesting lemons like cooler weather to.. Lol so your lemon shop is on your door step how good is that good neighbours then . I love a thick slice of lemon and a little honey in hot water just the lemon in hot water is refreshing in hot weather it also brakes up gall stones and kidney stones with the honey added it clears your lungs . They say lemon and baking soda kills cancers.

15 Sep, 2017


Lemons will tolerate cool weather because it doesn't need heat to sweeten the fruit. Most all other Citrus need a lot of heat to make the fruit sweet.

Lemon is the most widely used culinary and medicinal used fruit in the world, from what I remember.

17 Sep, 2017


Does that mean if I get a lot of heat I ll be sweeter lol

Strange how the the heat makes the fruit sweeter.

Yes I can imagine it is the most used it good for health honey and lemon is good to clear the lungs, lemon brakes down gall stones, baking soda with lemon cure s cancer .

19 Sep, 2017


Yes, I'm sure that the case. LOL! :>))

Yes, heat makes the sugars develop on many fruits.

Fruits are good for many ailments and nutrients. :>))

20 Sep, 2017


lol Andy I doubt I ll get sweeter as weYes get mainly cold weather here.

Interesting I never knew heat makes sugar develop .

Yes I know mango s are good for the lungs and cancers. Bananas for the heart .prunes which prevents bowel cancer. Lemons for cancers water melon a piece a day you ll never have a stroke or heart attack.

20 Sep, 2017


That's funny. :>))

Oh yes, in all plants and tree heat makes sugars.

Yes, fruits and vegetables are good for so many ailments.

22 Sep, 2017


we get it was suppose to say lol

They certainly are great for ailments providing they are organic.

22 Sep, 2017

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