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Description for Papaya, Papita (Hybrid)
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.
Planting and care
It grows in tropical and subtropical climates. Select a sunny and sheltered place in your garden. You can't 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.
Caring for Papaya
- 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.
All year round
Typical uses of Papaya
Special features: NA
Culinary use: Raw fruit can be used in cooking and ripen fruit is in the use of juices and salad.
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: High nutritive and medicinal properties
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Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.
Great plant..looked nice.
Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant
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Its been a month I bought this plant. It came with very few broken leaves but its growing fast now. Very happy with this one.