After I returned from Lowe’s with my new Papaya tree last week, I became somewhat obsessed with the fact that I may be able to grow one of my favorite fruits myself. Since we’ve arrive down in Palm Coast, I’ve been eating Papaya like it’s going out of style. To have some sort of power over its production is mesmerizing.
Every time I cut into one of these things, Laura says, “Save the seeds. We can plant them.” I saved them from the first few Papayas, but after that, I started throwing them in the garbage. I never planted the originals and I was getting tired of having them hang around for no reason.
Well, after I got back from Lowe’s and looked online to see if you can grow a Papaya tree from seeds, I regretted throwing the seeds away. From what others are saying, it’s very simple to grow Papayas and apparently, the trees give tons of fruit. Here’s a website that tells you exactly how to do it.
How to – Growing Papaya from Seed – South Florida
Armed with this knowledge, I picked up two more Papayas from the grocery store yesterday and already ate half of one. I scraped the seeds from it into a little plastic container and am waiting for the rain to stop so I can plant them. I already planted the seeds from a Papaya I ate last week. That’s in the dirt out back. The second Papaya I purchased yesterday is absolutely huge. I’m waiting on that one. I need to finish the first one – you can’t eat them too fast. Your stomach will pay the price if you do.
I’m finding many people out there who have, sort of, citrus gardens in their back yards. One of the best I’ve seen so far is owned by the same guy who made the video I posted above. He’s got all sorts of tropical plants and trees that bear fruit right outside his door. Check out his video and tell me if you’re jealous or not. I sure am.
A Walk Through My Yard – Papayas, Citrus, Strawberry Fruit & Mulberry in South Florida