Arrrrbor Day means pirate trees! And here's a Caribbean pirate tree to tantalize the taste buds:
It's a papaya tree, or rather, it's TWO papaya trees! I scooped this pot up at the auction last night at the Garden Club of Austin meeting along with a few other things. They aren't hardy here, but they should produce fruit before the first frost. From the fruit, we can start again from seed since these plants are FAST growers! They should be about 10' tall by winter.
And YAR! LOOK AT THEM LEAVES!
This should be an interesting journey into the realm of annual tropical fruit trees which is a very odd thing to consider - trees as annuals...