Male or Female papaya tree

dazed77(6)June 5, 2005

I heard that papayas only grow on female papaya trees? We have lots of papaya trees growing wild here and was wondering how to differentiate the male from the female if such a thing exists.

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Actually the flowers on a papaya tree can be male, female or hermaphroditic/bisexual. The female-only flowers are big and fat and attached directly to the trunk, the male-only are smaller, longer, skinnier, and are on long branches. The ones with both sexes are kind of in-between in shape, also attached to the trunk. Both the female only and bisexual flowers can produce fruits, but the female-only ones need a male plant nearby, whereas the others don't.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 2:20PM
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plz post pic of plant leaf/flower difference

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 7:28PM
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