Food, garden, photography

Growing Papaya

young papaya tree Fiji fruit

Our gardener planted some papaya seeds, and I’m amazed at how quickly a tree has grown from them. It’s already about 7 ft. tall after less than half a year.

The process is so simple: When you eat a papaya, scoop the black seeds out, give them time to dry, them plant them in the ground.

young papaya tree Fiji flowers

Our papaya tree has begun to flower and bear fruit. The fruit grows out of the flower.

The leaves of the paw paw tree are also useful in making medicinal teas–something I’ll have to explore.

young papaya tree Fiji

You can learn more about what’s in my garden here and here.