Our papaya tree is around 11 months old. It started bearing fruit 3 months ago. We tasted the first fruit about a fortnight ago. After that we have plucked 5-6 more fruits.We look forward to many more in the coming months. Home grown papaya fruit tastes amazingly sweet and we just love it. We plan to get some more saplings during our next trip to Trichur (Kerala). The fruit is ready for plucking when streaks of yellow appear.