This was least expected

@allknowing (61636)
India
January 3, 2017 4:45am CST
This papaya tree was not doing well at all and I did not expect it to survive. But instead it has produced a healthy papaya which will soon be ready for plucking. I am not sure it will yield again. I will now give it extra attention. Any surprises in your garden?
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jan 17
It looks a very big fruit. You will have to be kind to it now. They say you should talk to your plants. :)
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
I have heard that about talkng to plants and I do it often. .
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jan 17
@allknowing Do you think it helps?
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@MALUSE (37895)
• Germany
3 Jan 17
Yes, the first snow of the winter season! :-)
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
3 Jan 17
The tree is so weak and yet it has yielded a healthy looking papaya
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@franxav (4715)
3 Jan 17
Healthy child of the sickly mother! Perhaps the mother has given all her nutrients to the baby.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
3 Jan 17
I thought of that. The tree has its all to the baby
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@averygirl72 (16675)
• Philippines
3 Jan 17
The papaya looks healthy. We also have a papaya tree like that. It's not doing well but it survive and is bearing fruits now
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• Indonesia
3 Jan 17
Enjo your papaya
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@Sreekala (21991)
• India
3 Jan 17
I think papaya tree can survive this way and I had seen it many times. In Kerala plenty of papaya trees around and no one has any interest on it so the ripened fruits become food for squirrels and birds.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
3 Jan 17
If you look at the picture you will see the tree is skinny. I have robust trees and yes papayas do not need much attention.
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@Sreekala (21991)
• India
3 Jan 17
@allknowing Yes, I understood, I meant, I had seen many papaya trees destroyed in the middle and it got a regrowth from the middle and got fruits too.
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@sharon6345 (118373)
• United States
3 Jan 17
I live where those trees are not around. Whe I lived in florida we had coconut trees. this man would knock on my door for permission to climb the tree for them. I always said yes.
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@reskyyandi (3823)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 17
At my garden. I have mango tree and Papaya tree too. How about you??
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
3 Jan 17
I have several fruit trees - mangoes, jack fruit, cherries, figs, hog plum sapota, star fruit, star goose berry, papaya, egg fruit.
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• Indonesia
3 Jan 17
@allknowing Wow. You have a lot of fruit trees.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
3 Jan 17
@reskyyandi They yield at different times.
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@shubhu3 (14286)
• New Delhi, India
3 Jan 17
It produced a healthy papaya. That's great. Garden is full of so many surprises.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
Gardeners live with expectations and when things happen unexpectedly that's an icing on the cake.
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@shubhu3 (14286)
• New Delhi, India
4 Jan 17
@allknowing Yea. You are right.
@DianneN (74250)
• United States
4 Jan 17
That is one beautiful papaya!
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
Looks cute on that weak tree
@Corbin5 (99887)
• United States
3 Jan 17
That is one big papaya! It is winter here, so no new growth to enjoy.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
That;s one problem we do not have although seasons do influence gardening.
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@marlina (71284)
• Canada
3 Jan 17
First time ever I see a papaya tree and a fruit in it
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
Papayas grow abundantly in this region.
@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
3 Jan 17
It's winter, so no surprises. No, wait, some bulbs I planted last year are pushing through the straw mulch. What are they thinking? Baby, it's cold outside!
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
4 Jan 17
That must be a pretty sight a sight that gardeners just wait to see. Poor bulbs. Hope they wont get back seeing how cold it is around
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