Happy Papayas!!

The hot summer is over ~ thank goodness!
Finally, the Papaya trees are showing their joy … and I mean real joy.  So far, there are 6 trees bearing fruit (at different stages) and 5 with blooms.

Tree no. 1, right by my backdoor.

Tree no. 1, right by my backdoor.

Tree no. 2, a little further away.

Tree no. 2, a little further away.

Yes, I’ve run out of hosiery for my poor fruits & definitely need more.  😦

A female tree bearing her 1st round of fruits.

A female tree bearing her 1st round of fruits.

"Baby" Tree only about 4ft tall ~ definitely needs extra care for winter.

“Baby” Tree only about 4ft tall ~ definitely needs extra care for winter.

To give an idea of their average size, I took a photo with my hand sort of holding the base of the fruit.

They average 5-6lbs per fruit.

They average 5-6lbs per fruit.

And now come the questions ~ Does anyone know where I can get really cheap knee length hosiery? Internet? Walmart?  Or is there a better way of protecting papaya from fruitflies & wasps, yet allowing each fruit to get to its maximum size? (I estimate needing about 30 pairs of nylon stockings, heck! I don’t buy that many even for myself!)  All advice will be really appreciated.

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3 responses to “Happy Papayas!!

  1. Wow ! you have so many papayas ! i don’t cover mine,”just survival of the fittest”. So far i have enough for my smoothies every morning.

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