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Re: Weather/ Red Carib. Papaya

Jim, sounds very interesting.  Is it a self polinator???  Did you  grow it 
from seed or is it grafted??  Curious.
P.S. Hope you don't feel too much from Rita in your area, besides maybe  some 
healthy rain.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast 
In a message dated 9/19/2005 11:02:33 AM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Have to  say, however, that Ms. Fatma's Caribbean Red papaya seems to
> > like  this weather. It now has seven fruits in various stages of
> >  development and more setting daily. This is an amazing tree. It was
>  > less than a foot tall when we planted it in late spring; it's now  at
> > least 6 feet tall and flowering and fruiting like mad. Makes  me wonder
> > if it couldn't be grown as an annual in a few zones  north of here.
> > Maybe Holli, even, could add one to her tropical  garden; it's also an
> > attractive tropical  plant.

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