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.


MoreThingsJapanese said...

I love papaya! On the outer islands it ends up in school lunches, and is a good typhoon food, when the boats stop running. I make a mean Papaya Irichi!

RyukyuMike said...

Not only is the fruit very popular, papaya leaves make some healthy, though, bitter tea.

Unknown said...

Mike you can use the green fruits for cooking, you'll be amazed. Enjoy your meal. tis Sue (-_-)

RyukyuMike said...

Yup. I knew that. Wife cooks them all the time !