Growing Papayas

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Dwarf Papayas produce fruit but are not cold hardy. Learn how to grow Papayas in this free video on plant cultivation. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb for On Gardening. One of the beauties of having the earth box is not only can you raise fantastic vegetables but you can also have fruit trees. Now this happens to be a papaya. Now papayas used to be trees that we thought of that had to be twenty feet tall. But this is a dwarf and this one will stay probably about oh maybe four or five feet and that's just about as big as you probably want for the earth box. What we're going to do is make our hole which we've made with a cutter, and we're going to take this, you can see that it's a little bit root bound, so we're going to pull those roots gently all apart on the edge. If you want to take your knife or take your razor and kind of cut through here. I know it looks like you're doing some harm to it, the things going to go "Oh no, you're hurting me!" Well you're not; you're helping it put these roots into the soil. You're going to plant this about the same depth level that it was in the container, and so it will just kind of fit in here nicely. This little dwarf is going to get to be five feet tall; it's going to put fruit along the edges. Now papayas are not very cold hardy, so the beauty of the earth box, you can bring it in to a protected area during the cold spell. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.