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Carica papaya 'Maradol' - Papaya Fruit


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

My papayas are ripening very early this year due to the hot, dry weather. I picked this fruit three days ago. It'll be ready to eat tomorrow. Photo taken Feb. 11, 2014.



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Palmate
Looks good hope you enjoy it ..:o))

13 Feb, 2014

 

Palmate:

Thanks! I will. There's more ripening as I write this...the last three days it's been 85ºF (29ºC) here.

15 Feb, 2014

 

If you saw the rubbish that they sell here you would say that is ripe!!!

17 Feb, 2014

 

Meanie:

Papaya is one of those fruits which is difficult to transport. Most are picked much too green and they can never develop the very sweet flavor which I can get by picking my papayas ripe.

17 Feb, 2014

 

Hmmmm. I see papaya fruit for the first time in my life. But I used to buy dried papayas.

18 Feb, 2014

 

Wow! This is first time you've seen a papaya?

It's pretty commonly grown as a small tree (it's technically a large herb) here in San Diego.

21 Feb, 2014

 

Hi, Delonix. You probably didn´t notice, that I am from Central Europe. We do not grow papayas, but pears and apples, lol. OK. Maybe they are in special groceries with exotic fruits, but I do not visit those, as they are very expensive related to the low quality. Fruits there are usually not fresh and you cannot ask for cutting it to peer inside like I checked fruits in Madrid, lol.

22 Feb, 2014

 

Katarina:

I did notice you lived in central Europe. I would think papayas would have to be imported in from the tropics.

Of course, the best fruits are picked right from the garden. :>)

23 Feb, 2014

 

Definitely :-) Or at least from a close area. Transportation lowers its quality.

23 Feb, 2014

 

I'm very lucky that I can grow many varieties of papaya in my garden. Papaya plants produce fruit typically within a year.

Many subtropical fruits are grown in San Diego County. All citrus varieties, papayas, tropical guava, mango, feijao, cherimoya, sapote and of course, we're the capital of the avocado region of the U.S. San Diego County produces about 80% of the avocados for the U.S.

26 Feb, 2014

 

Wow, Eden.

26 Feb, 2014

 

Macadamia nuts and sugar cane are other big crops here in San Diego County, also.

27 Feb, 2014



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