September 22, 2008

Mystery Plant

What is this plant in my garden? It was always pretty enough in the short time I remember it. Now, it has turned into a tree!
The blossoms are very nice. I started looking around on the internet. Turns out, it is a papaya. Now, who planted the seed? And when ?
Was it Kathryn from Iowa on a day we were digging around? Was it the "children of Contras" who ate papaya daily? Was it another guest?
I'll have to see who fesses up. In the meantime, I'll watch for the first fruits. And on today's agenda, another trip to Cancun to get documents from my lawyer. He lives near Soriana and Home Depot. Uh oh.

6 comments:

Theresa in Mèrida said...

We get mystery papayas all the time, the neighbors said that they are called bird papayas because that is who plants them. The fruit is also supposed to be inferior. I haven't let any grow enough to test that theory because they always seem to pop up where I don't want them.
regards,
Theresa

IslaZina said...

Day three of the blossoms and little fruits are setting. We'll just give it all the time it can get before the next tropical storm. It's new to me!

scottozoid said...

OK as your annual tenant I hereby request a Cuban Rum tree and a Cigar tree and, if possible, a Cochinita Pibil tree, all right outside the door of both apartments. A Pretty Girl In A Bikini Tree would be nice, too, but I don't want to seem unreasonable.

IslaZina said...

Well, Scottozoid, I can get you canned conchinita pibil at Soriana's! And hang it from a gardenia tree. Somehow, I don't think that's what you had in mind!

scottozoid said...

CANNED COCHINITA PIBIL???

I think I'd rather eat Spam with Cheez Whiz at a Starbucks in the food court of a mall in the suburbs

Oh the horror, the horror...

Islagringo said...

Did you ever get any fruits from that papaya? There has been one by the wall of Carmelita that continually sets blossoms but no fruit.