Female of Self Pollinating Papaya Tree?
Hi, all. A few months back I planted about 9 or 10 papaya seeds from Hawaii. I had done some reading and was aware that they can be either male, female, or self pollinating.
Two of the trees are growing especially well and have produced numerous fruits already. . .only to have them reach about golf ball size and then wither up and fall off the tree. Leading me to believe they are female. I have a few photos here: http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/Carbo2/Papaya/
Assuming these photos bear out my suspicions, am I out of luck as far as eating fresh homegrown papayas? Can anything be done with future efforts to assure the growth of a few self pollinating trees?