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OT: Eloise this is for you

Posted by karyn1 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 11 at 17:16

My babaco is actually holding a fruit. So far anyway. This is the longest one has held. Ill be thrilled if it ripens. I'm surprised it's doing so well considering it's a cloudforest plant and we've had such high heat. Cross your fingers for me : )

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RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

Karyn, I am keeping my finger crossed for you and for me too. I do have one too and has a few fruits on it. Like you, I hope they will hold and ripen. Last year the fruits did not hold. Lots of fingers crossed here:-)

RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

Yours looks wonderful!!!!! It looks like you will have some ripe babaco fruit in a couple months. Let me know how it tastes. I've never tried one. The only place you can find them for sale is CA. I wonder why they aren't more readily available? There's plenty of fruit that is sold outside of it's optimim climate.

RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

Karyn, I am thrilled that your babaco papaya is setting fruit for you, and so quickly!!!!! I am excited now after seeing your tree and also Pat's. I have two that I got at a CRFG's meeting. They apparently were easy to root for whoever brought them to the meeting. It's super hot here too.

RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

Oh boo, I miss my papaya trees! I lived in the Tampa Bay area and had papaya trees that had both male and female flowers on the same plant, and they produced so well! Fun to see yours!

RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

  • Posted by chena z8 Texas (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 12:54

Congrats to both of ya'll!!!!! That is really cool!!!


RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

They are easy to root. You are supposed to keep them at a single stem so I've trimmed it back before and rooted the cutting.

Papayas are one of the easiest tropical fruits that I can grow here. The babacos are a bit more finicky about temps.

RE: OT: Eloise this is for you

I bought mine a year ago and was the first time I saw it around here. There were 2 and I am sorry I did not bought both of them. I bought it more because I liked the leaves. Now I am excited that it has fruits and are holding.

Karyn I'll let you know if they will ripe.


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