Willacy County, Texas

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Male Papaya Plant Characteristics Bears Fruit

Based on the Aggie Horticulture Network papaya fact sheet, we have a male papaya plant. "Male flowers are borne in long sprays that originate along the trunk. Each spray is much-branched with inch-long, trumpet-shaped, male flowers."

What I don't understand is why it is producing fruit. They are not the large papayas found on a typical female or hermaphrodite plant. Nonetheless, there is fruit hanging down.

Can someone explain this to me please? The flowers we look at only have stamen.

Thank you...Brian

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Willacy County TX trees and shrubs fruits and vegetables horticulture almost 5 years ago

Found on Texas Coast

Almost looks like a succulent. Can't identify

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Willacy County TX plant identification about 3 years ago

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