Water thoroughly, and place the containers in a warm sunny location.
} Nov 30, Prune Shoots from the Base Cut off any shoots sprouting from the base of the papaya. If the papaya tree is several years old and fruit production is slowing, allow one shoot to grow after the.
Mar 28, Take your handy pruning saw and cut off the stalk at eye level, being careful not to split the stalk. You will find your papaya tree is hollow inside and Author: Cash Cashion. Mulch. Mulching papaya trees in the home landscape helps retain soil moisture, reduces weed problems adjacent to the tree trunk, and improves the soil near the surface.
Mulch with a 2- to 6-inch (5- to cm) layer of bark, wood chips, or similar mulch material. Keep mulch 8–12 inches (20–30 cm) from the trunk. Papaya trees grow well in the sub-tropical climates of Central and Southern Nokomis FL nearly year-round. Papaya trees do not like cold weather so those in north Florida will have to be mindful of when you plant.
Temperatures below 31F will damage or kill your papaya tree. Some of the best varieties of papaya to grow in Florida are Maradol, Red. Papaya plants are not pruned because their main growing point is terminal, and branched trees may not produce as well.
However, as papaya plants mature and/or if they are exposed to environmental conditions that inhibit growth or if the main growing point is damage or killed, side shoots may grow. Selecting 1 or 2 of the most vigorous shoots andAuthor: Jonathan H. Crane.