Thursday, December 9, 2010

papaya


pic by compact camera
~The papaya (from Carib via Spanish), papaw or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, in the genus Carica. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, and was first cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classic cultures.

It is a large tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 metres (16 to 33 ft) tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk. The lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne. The leaves are large, 50–70 centimetres (20–28 in) diameter, deeply palmately lobed with 7 lobes. The tree is usually unbranched if unlopped. The flowers are similar in shape to the flowers of the Plumeria but are much smaller and wax-like. They appear on the axils of the leaves, maturing into the large 15–45 centimetres (5.9–18 in) long, 10–30 centimetres (3.9–12 in) diameter fruit. The fruit is ripe when it feels soft (like a ripe avocado or a bit softer) and its skin has attained an amber to orange hue.

It is the first fruit tree to have its genome deciphered.[1]

~wiki

10 comments:

ReActivate said...

::: salam nur.. eh dah ada penerangan di bawah gambar.. nicee.. saya sukee tengok penerangan tersebut, lebih tampak educating.. nur boleh juga taip sikit2 cerita atau pengalaman nur berkaitan dgn gambar cthnya kisah lucu/sedih/seram nur berkaitan pokok betik.. [huhu] ok gak tuh.. byk gak ye blog nur nih yee..

sayapmalam.com said...

nur..kat atas tu macam pokok ubi kayu jer..

Peri PiA said...

very good info

AngahSayang2314 said...

dalam cerita p.ramlee kata payappa hehehe..

apa pun 4llow uu la

mamawana said...

Payappa....heeee....ayappa...betik...tapi cam nampak mcm pokok ubi kayu lak....

Sudir Suichi said...

ayah aku suka makan bunya papaya nih~~

baincardin said...

Jom layan 'Part 2' plak. ^_^

apek poyo said...

woii..poko ubi laa...salah pembawakan nih

shima said...

ni pokok ubi sayang

Siti Noraisyah said...

yela.. ni bukan pokok betik.. tp pokok ubi kayu ni... =)