3 months ago

Is this a Paw Paw plant?

I have had a couple of paw paw plants self-seed in my veggie garden from seeds that had been put into the compost. I'm wondering if you can identify this plant. It sort of looks like the others but is a bit different.

2 answers

In general, when you have a papaya cultivar, plants with hermaphrodite flowers are intended, because the fruits of this flower are of higher quality.
Plants with female flowers produce fruit although this is of low quality and plants with male flowers produce no fruit; And both are removed from the cultivar.
The female flowers have round calyx (produce round fruits) and in the hermaphrodites is elongated (produce elongated fruits)

Mark Laing 3 months ago

yes, it is a papaya plant. It might be male or female.

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