Dear Fruit Buds,
Should I pick my papaya before the freeze arrives? It is large and green and it is also my VERY FIRST ONE!
I have been trying to grow them for well over 10 years. Never could get a male for several years and lost many plants to freezes.
When we moved out of S.Tampa and into to wilds of Thonotosassa, I planted many seeds. Many also sprouted in the compost piles and we now have many plants and at least 4 males.
The main plants are close to and on the south side of a large wooden shed so I am hoping for the best.
But what about my first fruit? Can you help me decide?
I am willing to make a green papaya salad if necessary, but I would much rather taste that sweetness.
Thanks from ThonotoRose