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Papaya Fruit
    #1535358 - 05/09/03 07:16 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I hope this is the correct forum. I have a papaya tree growing in my front yard that is fruiting. I have done a few internet searches to figure out when to pick the fruit, and most say to wait until they turn yellow. The problem is the damn birds eat them up while they are still green and hanging on the tree. They dig a hole in the side of the fruit and then hollow the sucker out. I think fresh papaya hand picked from my own tree would be a wonderful addition to any mushroom experience, but I am at a loss as to keeping the birds away. I tried hanging some wind cimes up there, but they (the birds) laugh at me and use them for a perch. Does anybody have any experience that can help enlighten my ignorance?


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Seuss]
    #1535770 - 05/09/03 10:37 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

>>I tried hanging some wind cimes up there, but they (the birds) laugh at me and use them for a perch.


LOL!

I would try picking them before the birds pick them and keep them in the fridge and see if they last and ripen on their own in the fridge.

I'm not aware of the ripen time for a papaya fruit, so it could take weeks or months, in which case they'd rot in the fridge.

Give it a try anyway, or look up the ripening time if it's even online.


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Seuss]
    #1536056 - 05/10/03 01:24 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Maybe if there is a branch with several young papayas on it, you could try putting wire or something over that area so that you could at least save a few. How big are papaya trees? We have some peach trees and the birds usually go after the peaches too, but this year, not one peach has been eaten by the birds, the thing is covered with peaches.


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: AJ420]
    #1536329 - 05/10/03 04:01 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Maybe if there is a branch with several young papayas on it,




The tree doesn't have branches. It is kind of like a palm tree with all the fruit hanging up at the top, though it has more leaf like leafs than reed like leafs.


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Seuss]
    #1536368 - 05/10/03 04:41 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Would there be any way to cover up the part where the fruits are? or is it too big?


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Seuss]
    #1536408 - 05/10/03 05:11 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I was going to ask where you lived, but, I see now... :wink:

When I lived in Hawaii, we had papaya growing in our backyard as well... We must have had different birds but, I never had a problem with them... I'd usually wait until the fruits were yellow to orange, or when they felt soft. Of course you'd have to climb up a frigging latter because they only grew on the very top!!

I know that you can pick them when they are still green, and have them sit out in a basket and they will ripen that way.

Papaya is by far my favorite thing to eat (besides sushi), and I would do anything to keep those darn birds away from them!! lol.

Well good luck, and hopefully get some nice fruits from your own tree sometime soon!!! :laugh:


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: angryshroom]
    #1536459 - 05/10/03 06:20 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

what about covering each fruit with a paper bag ?

or using some fireworks to frighten the birds ?


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Hermes_br]
    #1536652 - 05/10/03 10:32 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Get a gun and shoot those fuckers down!


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BANDULU [Re: psylo33o]
    #1537000 - 05/10/03 02:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

no, save the birds :smile:
you can make a scarecrow :smile: . Here local farmers do that to get birds away hehe /o_O/ :laugh:

I have planted papaya and guayava seeds and one of those sprouted and Im not sure which one. Are the seeds circular , ganja seed-sized and wrinkled , or are they long and flat ? Heres a pic of the sprouted fruit :smile:


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Re: BANDULU [Re: T0aD]
    #1537122 - 05/10/03 04:14 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

hey man hello, im from mexico, lotsa papayas here... the best time to harves from the tree is when the papayas are starting changing the color from green to yellowish/orange, in that state the fruit is not totally good for eatingm but just leave the fruit on a shelf for 2 or 2 days depending on how its maturing, you can also slice some shallow cuts along the papaya side so it drains the milk and it ripenns more quickly....


ahhhh papaya is delicius, just ad some salt and lemon


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: AIRDOG]
    #1537752 - 05/10/03 09:46 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

or Get a gun and shoot those fuckers down!


Edited by Hermes_br (05/12/03 10:33 PM)


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: Hermes_br]
    #1542826 - 05/12/03 09:24 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

could you get some netting or metal screen and cover the fruit and give it some room, and secure the netting on the tree itself. I dont know how big the birds are but if they are of decent size you possibly could use chicken wire fence


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Re: Papaya Fruit [Re: MoMMaLoID]
    #1543032 - 05/12/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

true,
the only way i found to keep sparrows away from my cabbage/green kale plants was by putting a nylon screen on top and all around them.


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