Growing Papaya Tree in Socal...3rd year
hi all, i have been trying to grow a papaya tree for the past 3 years but have been unsuccessful. in the previous years, i was germinate the tree from seeds and have them grown up till 3 to 4 ft then the winter came and conquered. most of the trees died through the cold/rotted. anyways, hopefully this year will be different. i have a few papaya trees that lasted through the winter. i planted them next to my wooden fence and they survived..hurray! the tallest tree now is about 3 1/2 feet and currently have no sign of flowers/fruits. attached is the pic. i do have another one that survived but is still very small.
Does anyone know when i can expect for the tree to flower and produce fruits? additionally, based on the picture, does anyone know which variety this is? any advice is greatly appreciated.
i am hoping that this year i will finally succeed with plant this!