Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tree Photos: Papaya the Tree That's Good for Your Health
Today I'm just posting a few photos of papaya trees to give you an example of the size.
The tree in the photo above is too tall for me to pick the fruits without using a ladder.
My first papaya tree must have been ten meters (30ft) tall when it had fruits ready to pick.
Then, along came a typhoon. And snapped the tree right in half.
So, I decided, to keep myself healthy, I'd quit planting papaya.
Nowadays they've come up with papaya trees that are a lot shorter.
Hah. I'd be breaking my back bending over to pick them !
Matsudasan, the farmer in the background, was real nice to me.
He gave me a papaya to take home and wouldn't let me pay for it.
Instead of me trying to give a lecture on the health benefits of papaya, read this:
Do you know traditional medicine could probably put big drug companies out of business ?
That's what I'd be worried about if I was one of them.