Sunday, 7 October 2012

A disappointing papaya

Papaya (Carica papaya) flower
I was recently surprised to see a papaya poking out from the ferns in my small garden. I'm guessing the original seed was delivered by a passing bird. While I would ordinarily remove non-natives, I saw that this one was about to flower so I thought I would let it go to see if I get any fruit. The flowes have now started to open, and unfortunately it seems I have a male. It's probably time to remove it.

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