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strawberry papaya trees

Posted by hawaiiangirl HI (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 19, 11 at 17:32

im doing a project for school & need some help! does anyone know why ... if you cut the top of a strawberry papaya tree off, the color changes to orange? PLEASE HELP ASAP! :) mahalo & aloha!

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RE: strawberry papaya trees


Can you tell me/us more about exactly what you mean? Are you saying that when the tree is topped that the skin of the existing fruits below that point turn orange? If I'm understanding you correctly, it sounds like you are saying that pruning the tree makes the fruit ripen more quickly. Is that what you mean?

Strawberry is a nickname for the Sunrise strain of papaya. If you're looking for info, you might include that name in Google searches.

I will try to check back on here tomorrow to see if you had a chance to respond. If I forget (sometimes my brain goes on vacation) and you still need an answer, email me (from my member page).

BTW, what island are you on? I have family on Kauai.

Re: strawberry papaya trees

I came back to check, but see you haven't responded. If you still need help, email me, because I only check this forum every once in a while.

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