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Carica papaya 'Maradol' - Maradol Papaya

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

My 5 1/2 year old Maradol papaya plant is growing and flowering better now that it's receiving more water. Photo taken Nov. 1, 2009.

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That must be a special hybrid , the flowers are enormous.

2 Nov, 2009



It is a commonly grown Mexican variety or hybrid. This papaya variety can grow huge papayas -- to more than 2 feet long. However, my longest papaya was just slighly less than 2 feet long when I had a little papaya forest in my backyard a few years ago.

3 Nov, 2009


it awesome Delonix. love the huge leaves.

4 Nov, 2009




The leaves are small this year...they usually grow
much larger. This plant was under watered this
year because of the drought.

5 Nov, 2009


Ok,Andy- what was the best you got out of Papaya in the bay area?..I got them to 16" before they rotted in December. Maridols.

8 Oct, 2014


The only papaya I could ever grow in the Bay Area was Babaco Papaya. I know mountain papaya does well there, also.

9 Oct, 2014

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