Hi!! I recently moved to a new house that had a lot of banana plants and papaya trees in the backyard.
The problem with the last ones is that before they get their orange colour bugs decide to make a nest inside my fruit... I was wondering if I can pick the papayas when I see them big enough but still green, and let them ripen in the kitchen. This is what I do with my bananas but don't know if it works for the papayas.
It is very annoying since I only have two trees when I can pick fruit from. I have a huge one like 4 meters long full of fruit that is only eaten by bats and birds... What a shame... The others are just too small and their fruit is still not mature.
Any ideas?? I have recently made a insecticide with water, onion, garlic and a little bit of soap for my seedlings and tomato plant. maybe I could use the mixture on the papayas to avoid the bugs that want to make a home out of them...