12 responses to “Carica pubescens”

  1. Bobbie

    I’d love to see more South American fruits in the market. Sometimes, here in Texas, we can find Mamey (Pouteria sapota) which is mentioned in the “South American Fruits Deserving Further Attention” link. It is so delicious, esp. whipped up in a milkshake. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Eric La Fountaine

    I am all for the introduction of new fruits to the market, tropical and temperate. I think there would be a large market for these products that could be a boon to the economies of many tropical areas. As transport of the fresh fruit is often problematic, producers might consider frozen pulp and juices. I have been looking for frozen passion fruit pulp—to make passion fruit lemonade, which is a favourite in my house—since I moved to Vancouver.

  3. nancy

    Some southern (USA) gardeners recommend papayas as an ornamental foliage plant – and their foliage really is quite beautiful (and statuesque).
    In the Gulf Coast area, we can often get fruit from papayas planted in-ground. Many people keep them in pots and move them indoors in cooler weather, but the size of the plant after a few years can make this a problem.
    Regards – Nancy

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    In response to an email I’ve received, pubescens refers to the underside of the leaves, which are quite hairy – see Leaf Surfaces on Wayne Armstrong’s site (section 9).

  5. Deb Lievens

    While I enjoy variety and certainly support sustainable agriculture in third world countries, I would like to remind readers that there are costs to this kind of expansion. Think about the environmental cost of the shipping. But writing as a member of a farm family (apples), I’d like people to think about our local agricultural enterprises. Since the advent of southern hemisphere apples (and other exotic fruits)the US apple market has declined considerably. The end result in the Northeast is fewer farms and more houses.

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Deb, your voice is very welcome on here.

  7. jill

    just to mencion; the photo of mauntain papaw is up-side-down

  8. Daniel Mosquin

    jill, I don’t think so – otherwise the light from the sun would be shining from the ground. Also, the leaves would be upside down (reaching toward the ground).

  9. Jeff

    It’s upside down. The ripen from the bottom up; the bottom most fruit will be yellow ;-).

  10. trisila

    what do u know what about carica cadamacencis hok?
    grow up on 2000 m on sea level.spescial on Dieng plateau wonosobo region at central java, indonesia
    please inform me. best regard. trisila

  11. L.Rasingam

    It’s upside down, the leaf scar is broad at base only, not at the apex.

  12. Supono

    Nice photograph, I like it and more fruit plant photo. Thank you very much

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