Asked by: Sanjaya Borges
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

How do you stunt a papaya tree?

To shorten a papaya tree simply cut the top inch off of your tree. You should do this every time your tree grows 5 inches. In young seedlings, this will result in a thicker trunk and in older trees, it will result in more branches growing out the side rather than upwards growth.

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Also to know is, how do you stop a paw paw tree from growing too tall?

When I lived over in Hawaii for near seven years, I had many fruit trees including paw paw (we call it papaya). To stop the plants getting too tall we put a large coffee tin over the top of it. You could also use a small bucket of some sort. It doesn't kill the tree and it stunts it's growth.

Also, do papaya trees need a lot of water? Papayas need plenty of water to grow tasty fruit, but the plants do not tolerate wet feet. To avoid overwatering the papaya, water deeply only when the top 1 inch of soil dries.

Subsequently, question is, how long does it take a papaya tree to produce fruit?

nine to 11 months

Why is my papaya tree dying?

Phytophthora is a highly destructive fungal disease that causes root, stem and fruit rot as well as rapid wilting and death. Water-soaked areas appear on the stem and, if they encircle it, the entire top part of the plant will wilt and die. Avoid damaging papaya stems.

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