“After Going Bananas, I'm Doing PAPAYAS”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on September 13, 2009.
The fruits are green when unripe and yellow when riped. We use the unriped papayas to make pickles which are eaten as snacks or added to salads. Chinese people also use them to make herbal soups to promote wellness.
|Hermaphrodite papaya flower|
This looks like a bisexual/hermaphrodite flower with slender, cylindrical bud. This papaya tree has 2 branches. The main branch has quite a number of fruits. This smaller branch seems to have many flowers.
|Female papaya flower|
Updated 10 Sep 2011:
On 31 Aug 2011, The Star newspaper published an article titled, "Doc: Papaya leaves can cure dengue". To read more, click here.
Updated 13 Apr 2014
This is how the male papaya tree and flowers look like.
|Male papaya flowers|
My article about papaya tree was published in New Straits Times Press on 2nd April 2011, read more here.