First come first served

@allknowing (63675)
India
April 29, 2016 6:23am CST
These papayas are from my garden. I have several trees and they have now started yielding. Papayas are not only tasty but they are filled with goodness - They have several health properties. Some cook them raw specially mixed with spinach and coconut juice to which a masala is added. Papayas grow easily. The only thing they do not like is stagnant water. In the rains therefore one needs to fill the ground with sand where they grow
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
29 Apr 16
@allknowing,Nice post with a great,vivid pic.We have mango trees in our yard.We have to buy papaya from the market .
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
They are very easy to grow. If you can grow mangoes you can certainly grow papayas
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
29 Apr 16
@allknowing We are going to grow papaya this year.Papaya has been one of the choicest fruit of my family.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
@else34 Wish you good luck They thrive in moist conditions but well drained sandy soil.
@db20747 (7510)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
29 Apr 16
Wonderful, I was going to buy a pineapple tree. That must be very exciting. I love papaya. Fresh fruit in a smoothie would be very tasty. That's an unusual recipe. Maybe I'll try it one day. Spinach and papya-loaded with nutrients, but the taste- I'm not so sure.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I cannot imagine anyone not liking a ripe papaya. It is sweet and juicy too
@jaboUK (53545)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 16
Dang - so I'm too late to have any? They look delicious.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
Time zone, I say, time zone
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@jaboUK (53545)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 16
@allknowing You might want to edit your title
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
@jaboUK @Toni came first
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
One of my fave :)
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
Are they expensive where you live?
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
@allknowing not really. Sometimes i have them for free :)
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
@Lucky15 That's great.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
29 Apr 16
How wonderful. Here they are an exotic, expensive fruit.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I notice much of what grows here is considered exotic - even jackfruits which I dump in compost pits as there are no takers
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
30 Apr 16
@allknowing you know we are all envious of you
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
I humble accept that
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@toniganzon (49190)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
I love ripe papayas.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
Since you arrived first they are for you - first come first served (lol)
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@toniganzon (49190)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@allknowing oh thank you
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@youless (91163)
• Guangzhou, China
2 May 16
These papayas are so fresh and they look attractive. Papaya is also a common fruit here but I seldom eat it. We eat it directly or use it to make the soup or dessert.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
3 May 16
I like to eat it just as a fruit - no soup, no dessert (lol)
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@JudyEv (121544)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 16
It is always good to be able to pick fresh fruit from your own garden. I have just picked the last of our butternut squash.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
Yours too was kind of a bumper crop. I read your post about it.
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
30 Apr 16
They look very tempting, I too love papayas and have two yielding trees in my garden, but a different larger variety ! One can make salad with half ripe papaya and of course curry with it. I also make papaya jam when many of them ripen at the same time.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
Making jam is a good idea. I do that with the other fruits in my garden.
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@karjatwala (1135)
• Pune, India
30 Apr 16
Looking very tempting.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
Sorry. Too late. They have all been given away
@miyaford (301)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Apr 16
Those papayas looks yummy. I never ate or prepared an actual papaya but I love papaya juice, it is very tasty to me. I sometime make a cocktail with it.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
30 Apr 16
I am so happy that they grow in my garden. If you have a garden you can grow them too.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
i used to love papayas, but fear they jest don't agree with me any longer :( don't reckon i'd e'er cooked 'em with spinach 'fore? dang...wish i could taste such, lol. that's most interestin' to know they dislike wet "feet" 'n sand needs to be put 'round 'em.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I notice you have issues with certain foods. Yes. they like moisture but not stagnant water.
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
29 Apr 16
I know I came too late, Toni had the all the papayas. I like them raw with a bit of lime juice.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I have never eaten them raw.
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@marguicha (92268)
• Chile
29 Apr 16
You have a wonderful bounty there, dear friend! And a beautiful and delicious looking picture on top of it all.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I thought of sharing my experience with you guys.
@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I have never tried a papayas and don't know if I would like it or not.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
They are soft to eat. I like anything juicy.
@PainsOnSlate (20248)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
You are lucky to have such a delicious thing growing in your yard. Does the tree last for years and years?
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
There is no reason why they should perish but perish they do. May be the conditions sometimes do not suit them.
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@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
29 Apr 16
You can try to blend it with milk. It is very filling and very tasty, and you will feel full even when you have not taken your lunch.
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
I normally eat it as a snack. and yes it is a very healthy treat
@marlina (72915)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
Can we eat all those papayas or do you give some away?
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@allknowing (63675)
• India
29 Apr 16
They are for @Toni as she came first. You can ask her if she can spare some for you (lol)
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 16
we finally get them in the stores here but they are really expensive. I did not really like them whe n we could afford them but I have read how good they are for us and I have thought I would try one again.
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@sunrisefan (17438)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
Looks yummy :)
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