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Carica papaya 'Thai Dwarf' - Thai Dwarf Papaya

Carica papaya 'Thai Dwarf' - Thai Dwarf Papaya (Carica papaya 'Thai Dwarf' - Thai Dwarf Papaya)

My very tall non-dwarf-like Thai papaya always seems to develops its fruit in fall and they ripens in early spring. Photo taken Dec. 15, 2015.

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I love Papaya and they make fantastic smoothies. yey!

16 Dec, 2014


I love home-grown papayas; however, hate store-bought ones! The exception is the red Caribbean papaya (they taste halfway decent from the store). Most grocery store papayas are picked too green and can never produce their optimum sweetness. Most people I talk to don't like papayas because they don't really know how sweet and juicy they're suppose to taste.

I grow three papaya varieties: 'Maradol'; 'Red Caribbean'; and 'Thai Dwarf'. I used to grow tons of the Hawaiian 'Solo' variety and need to plant more. I think the "Thai Dwarf' papaya plant is the most beautiful! It has exceptionally
large leaves.

My home-grown papayas taste almost sweet like candy.

16 Dec, 2014


Whats that blue stuff over it? I only know gray...

17 Dec, 2014


Blue stuff? I'm not sure what you're seeing. LOL!

The leaves and fruit are green.

18 Dec, 2014


Great photo, thank you! I've never seen one growing before.

18 Dec, 2014


In summer,when its perfect? These are the cloudy,wet,cool days you forget about. Right around September I'm thinking I could grow coconut palms....Or Papayas.

18 Dec, 2014



Okay, now I get it. LOL! Actually, the sky was a little white with high clouds. Typically, the sky is such a dark, clear blue.

19 Dec, 2014



Thank you! I have 3 varieties of papayas growing in my yard. This one is the tallest at about 18' (5.5 m) tall.

19 Dec, 2014

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