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Papaya carica 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya

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

My ripe Maradol papaya before I picked it today. Luckily, I got to it before the birds did. This papaya tree (plant) is 7 years will have to be cut down soon. Unfortunately, it doesn't produce the quantity of large fruit it used to because of its age. Photo taken May 7, 2011.

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I'd love to be able to wander into the garden and pick a papaya! they are not cheap to buy in the UK.

8 May, 2011



A home-grown papaya is worth it's weight in gold. It's so much better than the store bought papayas. I have 5 different papaya varieties growing in my yard. This year I'll have to plant several you probably already know they only bear well for about 5 years.

8 May, 2011


I love papaya's but as Rbtkew say's they are expensive

9 May, 2011



I can imagine. Papayas have a very short shelf life...and they have to imported from the tropics.

9 May, 2011


Oh this is making my mouth water......

9 May, 2011



It should, because this variety is sweet like candy. :>)

10 May, 2011



11 May, 2011

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