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SOS! Bleach water drained in my yard and is killing my papaya plant!

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Re: SOS! Bleach water drained in my yard and is killing my papaya plant!

Post  dstack on 2/1/2014, 10:01 am

I guess my biggest question would be...If the plant lives and produces fruit, would the fruit be safe to eat?

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Post  dstack on 2/1/2014, 10:34 am

My understanding, (and please correct me if this is incorrect) is that the toxicity of the acid comes from it's extremely low pH level.

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Post  sanderson on 2/1/2014, 1:34 pm

Yes, from everything I know [or think I remember at this age!!] about biology and chemistry.

I'm so confident that the fruit will be safe to eat that I volunteer as a guinea pig. Please ship me the first ripe fruit. If I drop off this Forum, you know I'm a goner.

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Post  dstack on 2/1/2014, 10:07 pm

@sanderson wrote:Yes, from everything I know [or think I remember at this age!!] about biology and chemistry.

I'm so confident that the fruit will be safe to eat that I volunteer as a guinea pig.  Please ship me the first ripe fruit.  If I drop off this Forum, you know I'm a goner.
  lol!  I just might do that!  Very Happy

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Post  dstack on 2/3/2014, 11:47 am

The patient is in stable condition. Saturday she was transported (transplanted) to a pot, and the prognosis looks good. She may be able to return home (to her place in the ground) in a couple of weeks after the threat of muriatic acid has passed.





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Post  sanderson on 2/3/2014, 1:39 pm

Very Pre-Historic looking! But she lives  cheers 

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Post  dstack on 2/3/2014, 2:05 pm

Yes, this is her with all but the terminal bud's leaves stripped. They were wilted beyond the point of no return.  The top is doing well in the direct sun. We had so much cloud cover and rain last week which was perfect timing for her recovery.  Very Happy

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Papaya Update: Finally starting to produce fruit!

Post  dstack on 6/20/2015, 11:39 pm

The trunk developed a large hole, so I chopped it , knowing it would sprout branches. I always prune off all but one branch for one main trunk. Since the acid event, it has been about a year and a half to recover from the traumatic experience, but now the leaves are big and beautiful, and she's starting to put out fruit...  finally!   Very Happy



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Post  sanderson on 6/21/2015, 1:08 am

What an exotic fruit.  I'm glad she's okay.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/21/2015, 1:51 am

Cannot beat home-grown papayas. One of my favorite things on earth, especially when eaten almost immediately. (I like about ten minutes in the freezer to cool them down first.) Hope it stays healthy and gives you some fruits soon!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/21/2015, 8:07 am

Glad to see she's doing so well, DStack!

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Post  Kelejan on 6/21/2015, 12:02 pm

I did not read this thread when it started, so now reading it right through  from the start was rather fascinating.

That was rather heroic, dstack, and I am happy for your success. I should imagine that it was so much more satisfactory then being given a replacement by your former neighbour.

How are the new neighbours turning out?  Did you tell them about this incident?

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Post  dstack on 6/21/2015, 1:47 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I did not read this thread when it started, so now reading it right through  from the start was rather fascinating.

That was rather heroic, dstack, and I am happy for your success. I should imagine that it was so much more satisfactory then being given a replacement by your former neighbour.

How are the new neighbours turning out?  Did you tell them about this incident?

Yes it is! But the house is still up for sale. We sure hope we get good neighbors! Very Happy

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FIRST FRUIT FROM RECOVERED PLANT

Post  dstack on 11/6/2015, 4:48 pm

@sanderson wrote:Yes, from everything I know [or think I remember at this age!!] about biology and chemistry.

I'm so confident that the fruit will be safe to eat that I volunteer as a guinea pig.  Please ship me the first ripe fruit.  If I drop off this Forum, you know I'm a goner.

Sanderson, I haven't forgotten your offer, and I have the first papaya to send you.  But it's not that I don't believe you that it's safe, but that I want to show my appreciation for all of your help since I started on this forum (September 2013), and helping me with so many issues and my many questions.



Sanderson, please PM me with your address, as I'll need to get this in the mail to you before it gets too ripe.   Very Happy

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/6/2015, 7:35 pm

TRIUMPH! smiles

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Post  sanderson on 11/7/2015, 3:08 am

Shocked   Dstack,  That is so sweet of you.  I was just making a funny when I said that.  I'm so happy that she survived and flourished.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/10/2015, 8:53 am

Congratulations, DStack!!!!  It looks wonderful.  I hope it tastes great!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 11/11/2015, 12:21 pm

Looking good! Wonder why you picked it so green, though.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 11/11/2015, 12:25 pm

Beautiful! Look at all that fruit! I think that that plant became even stronger than it originally would have been due to fighting off issues from the mishap.

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Post  dstack on 11/11/2015, 7:30 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looking good!  Wonder why you picked it so green, though.
Because I intended to send it to Sanderson.  And I'll explain in a minute what she and I decided.   Very Happy

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FIRST FRUIT FROM RECOVERED PLANT

Post  dstack on 11/11/2015, 7:37 pm

Thanks AtlantaMarie and CC!  


I do believe so CC.  BTW, Sanderson and I agreed that the fruit might over-ripen during shipping.  So instead I've sent a package of seeds, and cuttings from my collection instead.  I look forward to seeing how they do in Fresno, CA!  Very Happy 


The fruit is a little smaller than most of my papayas from other plants, and the seeds are smaller than usual too. But it's nice and sweet.   Very Happy



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Post  Marc Iverson on 11/11/2015, 11:23 pm

What a cool strawberry like color. Looks like the Mexican papayas I've seen. The ones we grew in the tropics were orange inside, and would never have been that dark unless the skin outside were already completely yellow.

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Post  sanderson on 11/12/2015, 1:04 am

hungry Looks soooo good. I'm looking forward to your care package.

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Post  dstack on 11/12/2015, 5:53 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:What a cool strawberry like color.  Looks like the Mexican papayas I've seen.  The ones we grew in the tropics were orange inside, and would never have been that dark unless the skin outside were already completely yellow.
I use a potato peeler to remove the skin, and if these are too ripe it makes it very difficult, and it gets very messy.  This was perfect.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/12/2015, 7:43 am

What a good idea!  I've been using a knife, but like that better....

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