OT: Eloise this is for you

karyn1(7a)August 2, 2011

My babaco is actually holding a fruit. So far anyway. This is the longest one has held. Ill be thrilled if it ripens. I'm surprised it's doing so well considering it's a cloudforest plant and we've had such high heat. Cross your fingers for me : )

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figara(Ca 9)

Karyn, I am keeping my finger crossed for you and for me too. I do have one too and has a few fruits on it. Like you, I hope they will hold and ripen. Last year the fruits did not hold. Lots of fingers crossed here:-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:22AM
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karyn1(7a)

Yours looks wonderful!!!!! It looks like you will have some ripe babaco fruit in a couple months. Let me know how it tastes. I've never tried one. The only place you can find them for sale is CA. I wonder why they aren't more readily available? There's plenty of fruit that is sold outside of it's optimim climate.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 6:46AM
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eloise_ca

Karyn, I am thrilled that your babaco papaya is setting fruit for you, and so quickly!!!!! I am excited now after seeing your tree and also Pat's. I have two that I got at a CRFG's meeting. They apparently were easy to root for whoever brought them to the meeting. It's super hot here too.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 10:19AM
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tommysmommy(Colorado)

Oh boo, I miss my papaya trees! I lived in the Tampa Bay area and had papaya trees that had both male and female flowers on the same plant, and they produced so well! Fun to see yours!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 11:36AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Congrats to both of ya'll!!!!! That is really cool!!!

Kylie

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:54PM
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karyn1(7a)

They are easy to root. You are supposed to keep them at a single stem so I've trimmed it back before and rooted the cutting.

Papayas are one of the easiest tropical fruits that I can grow here. The babacos are a bit more finicky about temps.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:59PM
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figara(Ca 9)

I bought mine a year ago and was the first time I saw it around here. There were 2 and I am sorry I did not bought both of them. I bought it more because I liked the leaves. Now I am excited that it has fruits and are holding.

Karyn I'll let you know if they will ripe.

Pat

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 4:36PM
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