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Papaya carica 'Thai Dwarf' - Dwarf Thai Papaya Fruits

Papaya carica 'Thai Dwarf' - Dwarf Thai Papaya Fruits (Papaya carica 'Thai Dwarf' - Dwarf Thai Papaya)

The papayas are growing very large even in the cooler than normal weather we've had here in San Diego for the last two weeks. The mornings have been so, so damned COLD!!! (by San Diego's stadards) Photo taken Jan. 4, 2012.

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Cold, I just dont believe sure looks hot to me lol

8 Jan, 2013


I think the day I took this photo it was 70ºF (21ºC). However, I had the coldest morning low recorded in 7 years last week....that morning low temp was 40ºF (4.5º) for a very short time (for about 1/2 an hour).

Some far inland canyons and valleys (in San Diego County) dropped to freezing!

8 Jan, 2013


Looks yummy. When do you pick them?
Cold everywhere in US except for the south tip of Florida.I am glad to be here in Mexico, 26C today but down to 10C at night.

8 Jan, 2013



The papayas won't ripen until late winter or early spring.

We've been the second warmest after south Florida. The temps are a far cry from the very warm temps we had last January. Last January the temps were from 80 - 85ºF (27 - 29ºC) for much of the month (which is not too unusual; however, above normal).

The normal high for this time of year for inland San Diego (where I live) is about 70ºF (21ºC) during the day about 50ºF (10ºC) for the morning low.

8 Jan, 2013


Is January the coldest month in San Diego? 21 deg.C is very comfortable temperature. Do you have a rainy season?

8 Jan, 2013


Yes, January is the coldest month as far as average. The rainy season is from Nov - March. However, we don't get much rain, most years. Although, with this being said: the Santa Ana Wind Season overlaps winter. The Santa Ana's (which we call them) bring extremely hot, dry winds. We can commonly have temps to 90ºF(32ºC) and have had temps almost to 100ºF (38ºC) from Nov - April from the Santa Ana Winds in some years.

It's very difficult to explain the hot, dry Santa Winds to people who don't live here. However, you can look it up on the internet. :>) The Santa Ana Winds can be very dangerous because they can cause disastrous firestorms.

The Santa Winds can start as early as the beginning of Sept or as late as mid to late May.

8 Jan, 2013


Thanks for the interesting info, Delonix1.

9 Jan, 2013


You're welcome! :>)

9 Jan, 2013

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