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To shorten a papaya tree simply cut the top inch off of your tree. You should do this every time your tree grows 5 inches. In young seedlings, this will result in a thicker trunk and in older trees, it will result in more branches growing out the side rather than upwards treemulch.clubted Reading Time: 6 mins. Mar 28, Take your handy pruning saw and cut off the stalk at eye level, being careful not to split the stalk. You will find your papaya tree is hollow inside and easy to cut.
Clean up the area and cap the Author: Cash Cashion. Nov 30, Revitalize a papaya tree that's grown too tall by cutting the main stem off in the spring, 3 feet from the ground. Cover the remaining stem with a garbage bag to protect it from water or treemulch.clubg: Greenfield CA.
Jun 03, The tree then grows thicker and sprouts alternat limbs to grow fruit. She has had her trees for a few years and they grow large fruit. My parents have recently cut the tops off of thier papaya trees but they have not fruited.
They cut the tops off of 12 trees 3 of the trees died but the others are growing and thickening, growing alternat limbs Missing: Greenfield CA. i actually"top" my papaya plants sometimes.
i cut off the top inches on a plant, usually wait till it is ft tall.
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it can help keep them dwarf/short. it can also make them sprout more than one shoot that produce flowers/treemulch.clubg: Greenfield CA. May 15, You can grow any papaya variety in a pot and cut the top off to shorten it. However, it is better to choose a dwarf variety if you’ve options available.
Hawaiin papaya trees are considerably shorter than Mexican ones and seldom grow over feet! You can search for the best dwarf cultivars on the internet, specifically for your treemulch.clubs: