Another Papaya Story – tying red knickers round an old papaya tree

 | Tue 22 Oct 2013 09:51 ICT

CityNews – Only a couple of weeks after CityNews published the Buddha-hand papaya story another fantastic -unrelated – papaya tale has hit the Thai press.

The Thairath reported on 21st October that a Kamphaeng Phet woman, Ploen Khonghorm (57), after tying a pair of red knickers around her papaya tree, witnessed a horticultural miracle.

Ploen said she had two papaya trees in front of her house but they had never produced any papayas. Villagers told her that her papaya trees were male, and that they would never give her any papayas.  Ploen said she wouldn’t give up, and so she got the idea to make the trees more feminine by tying red knickers around them.

She said she didn’t believe it would work, but gave it a try anyway. 

While one of the trees has given her nothing, the other has proved to be the fruit of Ploen’s labours.