Is this a Paw Paw plant?

Papaya (pawpaw)    None Given

I have had a couple of paw paw plants self-seed in my veggie garden from seeds that had been put into the compost. I'm wondering if you can identify this plant. It sort of looks like the others but is a bit different.

Posted by: Liz Jedam (1 point) Liz Jedam
Posted: January 29, 2017


yes, it is a papaya plant. It might be male or female.

Posted by: Mark Laing (2 points) Mark Laing
Posted: February 8, 2017

In general, when you have a papaya cultivar, plants with hermaphrodite flowers are intended, because the fruits of this flower are of higher quality.
Plants with female flowers produce fruit although this is of low quality and plants with male flowers produce no fruit; And both are removed from the cultivar.
The female flowers have round calyx (produce round fruits) and in the hermaphrodites is elongated (produce elongated fruits)

Posted by: Juan Tizcareño Iracheta (4 points) Juan Tizcareño Iracheta
Posted: February 9, 2017

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