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    Is it possible, has anyone crossed this on given the outrageous price, i mean the long green ones. I,m trying to grow in leafy surrey

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    Do you have a large (tall) greenhouse ?
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    i'm led to believe about 4-5 mtr's high

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    i'm led to believe about 4-5 mtr's high
    I planted a tiny papaya seedling round the back of our house 10 months ago. It's 4 metres tall now and has more than a dozen large fruit growing from it. It's going to get a lot bigger too. I think, depending on the variety, they can grow up to 10 metres tall.



    The only thing that has outgrown it is the 1 metre tall banana shoot I planted next to it (a little too close) around the same time which is now level with the roof of the house. Will have to wait a little longer for the fruit from that though.

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    planted a tiny papaya seedling round the back of our house 10 months ago. It's 4 metres tall now and has more than a dozen large fruit growing from it. It's going to get a lot bigger too. I think, depending on the variety, they can grow up to 10 metres tall.
    Can't you stunt their growth and still get the fruit. Out of interest, one local member of the Thai/Welsh community tried growing from seed, but they didn't even sprout in his greenhouse - and he is a pretty good gardner. Anyone know how to propagate the seeds ?

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    Can't you stunt their growth and still get the fruit.
    Yes, if you lop the top off when it gets a couple of metres high it should branch out and grow a little shorter as a result.
    Anyone know how to propagate the seeds ?
    No idea, I just get free seedlings given to me by locals who do.

    These fellas in the States seem to know what they're talking about:

    Germinating papaya seeds

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    I have a lot of seeds coming up at the moment, planted them directly into a grow bag i empted out into a container, kept them pretty dry avoiding direct sunlight seems to have done the trick

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    ok then ........sounds good...I take it we are talking about the thai varieties...........where do i get the seed apart from the greengrocers hah

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    where do i get the seed apart from the greengrocers hah
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    Originally posted by the gardener:
    where do i get the seed apart from the greengrocers hah
    Could try these http://www.jungleseeds.co.uk/
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    Thought I'd have a go at growing papaya,grew them from seeds taken from a papaya bought in Tescos,they are about 4 months old now.
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    Thanks for the seeds link. I see that the guy with the jungleseeds co hasn't managed to get any fruit off of his Papaya to date. It will be interesting to see how your results turn out. Keep us informed.

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    Originally posted by Kratiem:
    It will be interesting to see how your results turn out.
    They will probably snuff it when left outside, while I'm in LOS for 6 wks over Xmas.
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