Mid Summer of 2012.. Bob came home with a papaya seed that a friend gave him. we have NO where to plant a tree that will get 20 to 30 feet tall. He planted it in a bucket.
See the little blooms above, they open into a flower and fall off, they are supposed to make a papaya fruit.
The thing is growing like a weed, taller than my head now, in a bucket. He asked Sam why the fruit flower is falling off. He said, Oh Sorry it is a male plant, if the flowers fall off, male plants don't make fruit.
I found that some trees are male and some female and male plants and males do not have fruit.
The male tree has lots of beautiful flowers, but is only for looks.. HUMMM.. does this apply to Bob? hummmmm
I wish his friends would stop giving him seeds, below is one of 2 mango seeds that he planted in a bucket, this one is about 4 feet tall....
Find more info/pic at Wikipedia Papaya
What part of We have no where to plant another tree does he not understand?