Papaya Plants

This is the first time, I ever saw a papaya plant and green papaya fruit. In our area people don't grow papaya, may be because of our extreme weather. From the top this plant is covered with a plastic sheet to protect it from cold.
Papaya (Carica papaya), also known as papaw or pawpaw belong to family Caricacea. The Papaya is a tree-like plant, usually without branches, that grows up to 10 meters tall. The large deeply lobed leaves (50–70 cm in diameter), are borne on long, hollow petioles emerging from the stem apex. The five petals fragrant flowers appear on the axils of the leaves. Generally, the fruit is oval to nearly round. Fruits are 15-50 cm long and 10–20 cm wide, and weigh up to 9 kg. The oval fruits are 15-50 cm long and 10–20 cm wide, and weigh up to 9 kg. Some plants are bisexual, having flowers with both male and female organs, but other plants have flowers with only one sex and need female plants need a nearby male plant for proper pollination.

Papaya Plant Pictures
Papaya Plant Picture
Papaya Plant Picture
Green Papayas
Green Papayas

8 comments:

NIX said...

papaya tress are comment in my country. How strange it is for something so comment in here yet so rare on other country. BTW nice picture.

papercages said...

Thanks for sharing these shots. I have never seen papaya except in the grocery store.

gorgon said...

Makes me want to go back to Hawaii...

birdy said...

Thanks NIX for your nice comment.

birdy said...

Thank you very much Tricia for your visit and dropping a comment on my blog.

birdy said...

Hi Gorgon!
Your comment is highly appreciated.

gorida said...

Just when I thought I had seen it all :D. Lovely.

birdy said...

Hi Gorida!
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and dropping a comment.