I'm super happy to share with you that one of our Hawaiian papaya has blossoms...in San Diego! Hopefully these blossoms will produce fruit. I LOVE papayas!
Papayas are easy to grow from seed. They take at least two weeks to germinate so don't be discouraged if you don't see a sprout right away. Once it sprouts the plant grows very fast. They like full sun to partial shade. I water mine every other day and fertilize twice a month.
Our weather tends to stay warm through November. We'll see if it has time to fruit. Does anyone know how long they take to fruit after flowering?
I'll keep you all posted as to how it does here in San Diego. Wish me luck!