Papaya at Lowes

euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)May 21, 2011

Quite surprised to see Mexican Papaya at Lowes, only $13! I've been trying to grow some Hawaiian Papaya, but it doesn't get too big in the greenhouse, then dies.

I'll give the Mexican Papaya a shot

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Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZ

I had one ordered from Logees last month and it died on me :(

the mistake was that I over watered it. papayas like it on the dry side

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 11:00PM
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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

Yeah, you need to plant them in a mound and dig a trench on the side, its not going to be easy. I've seen people do it though, with huge plants.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 1:20AM
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Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZ

will they die back in our winter here?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 1:27AM
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agility_mom(z9 AZ)

They will unless you protect them when it freezes.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 10:40AM
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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

They are pretty sensitive plants, the hawaiian more than the mexican. I gotta build my greenhouse and try growing them in that. I'm gonna build one that I can put under my covered back porch in the summer (with some 6500K grow lights) and out in the sun in the winter.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 11:41PM
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