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Papaya/Papita (Hybrid) Plants

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Description

Papaya is a popular fruit famous for its high nutritive and medicinal properties.

Papaya plants can be male, female, or bisexual. Papaya is a perennial plant. Rarely, the seeds fail to germinate because seed viability is completely lost in about 50 days. The seed rate is 250 to 300 gm/hectare. It comes to fruit in a year.

A tree can produce 25 to 40 fruits weighing 30 to 60 kg in the first 20 months.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Papaya
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 30 feet
Flower Colour Yellow, orange or cream
Bloom Time All year round (Varies according to climate and other basic things)
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

 

  • Avoid sandy and sticky or heavy clay soils.
  • Apply fertilizer twice a year, first at the beginning of monsoon and second in the later part.
  • For the attack of spider mites, aphids, grasshoppers use the prophylactic sprays.

    Papaya Care

    It grows in tropical and subtropical climates. Select a sunny and sheltered place in your garden. You cant start them in pots as they prone to damage while transplanting. You can start sowing in the spring, monsoon, and autumn.

    Dig a hole half a meter across and fill it with a mixture of compost and soil. The pits are filled with topsoil along with 20 kg of farmyard manure, 1 kg neem cake and 1 kg bone meal. Sprinkle few seeds and cover lightly with potting mixture. A spacing of 1.8 x 1.8 m is ideal.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Low
    Soil Other than sandy and sticky or heavy clay soils, well-drained
    Temperature 25 to 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer NPK in the ratio of 10-6-10
    Harvest Season All year round

    Papaya Uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • High nutritive and medicinal properties

    Culinary Use:

    • Raw fruit can be used in cooking and ripen fruit is in the use of juices and salad
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