Papaya, Papita ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant

Papaya plants grow in three sexes: male, female, hermaphrodite. The male produces only pollen, never fruit. The female will produce small, inedible fruits unless pollinated. The hermaphrodite can self-pollinate since its flowers contain both male stamens and female ovaries.
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About Papaya

The papaya plant has an erect branch-less trunk 6-20 ft tall, and a palmlike head of foliage at the top. The trunk remains somewhat succulent and soft wooded, and never develops true bark. It is ringed with prominent scars from previous leaf stems and contains an acrid milky latex sap.

The leaves are deeply incised and lobed, up to 24 in across and borne on 24 in petioles. The five-petal flowers are fleshy, waxy and fragrant. There are three different tree types, female plants, male plants and bisexual plants. The female and bisexual plants are the only ones that produce fruit.

Depending on the tree type, this fruit is small to medium round or medium to large oblong shape. Fruit flesh is generally yellow, although some red and orange types exist as well.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Papaya
Maximum Reachable Height 30 feet.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

The best place to plant a papaya is on the south or south-east side of a house with some protection from wind and cold weather. Spread a 3-inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree, leaving an 8-inch gap between the edge of the mulch and the tree trunk.

Papaya care

Dig a hole about twice the size of the bag in which the young tree is growing. Remove the soil from the hole and add some compost and manure. ... Take the plant out of the container. ... Do not disturb the roots. Place the tree in the centre of the hole.

Sunlight Full sun.
Watering Because of shallow roots, growing papaya trees will not tolerate wet conditions.
Soil Well-drained soil.
Temperature Above 55 degrees F.
Fertilizer Provide young plants fertilizer every 14 days using ¼ pound of complete fertilizer. Fertilize older trees with 1 to 2 pounds of fertilizer once a month.

Papaya uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Being a good source of Vitamin A and Papain, this fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins
  • The best feature of papaya is its ‘Low Sodium Quality’, thus resulting in very little retention of water
  • In simple words it means, it helps you keep your skin hydrated
  • The application of finely grounded paste of raw papaya on the face for 25 minutes helps reduce those unwanted pimples and other embarrassing blemishes on the face

Culinary Use:

  • It is extracted from the tree and the fruit to make dietary supplements, and is also used as a major ingredient in some chewing gums
  • Apart from Papains, papaya is also a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fibre
  • The pulp of this fruit is also a basic component of many facial creams, and shampoos

Frequently Asked Questions

How to plant Papaya seeds in pots?

To plant Papaya seeds in pots consider the following points 1. Use a pot with having a 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in a pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within two weeks. Note - For further details check the product description on

Why some Papaya plants fail to fruit?

The plant may begin to develop fruits, but the fruits drop from the plant when they are about golf-ball size. This is not because the plant is unhealthy or undergrowth stress. It is a natural abortion of a female flower that had not been pollinated and therefore failed to develop into a fruit. Papaya plants occur in one of three sexual forms that are male, female, or hermaphrodite. These forms are ex­ pressed in the plant’s flower. Male flowers have no ovary and do not produce fruit.

Can you plant Papaya in a pot?

Yes, you can plant Papaya fruit in the pot(7-10 inches).

Can Papaya tree survive winter?

Yes, Papaya can survive in winter(below 0 degree celsius will cause major damage to plant).

Can Papaya tree be grown in pots?

Yes, you can plant Papaya fruit in the pot having a 7- 10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

How to save Papaya tree in winter?

Keep your potted Papaya plant at a warm place to protect it from winter.

Can you plant Papaya seeds?

Yes, you can plant Papaya seeds.

Is Papaya flowering plant?

Yes, Papaya is a flowering plant.

Where to plant Papaya?

You can plant Papaya outdoor where more than 6 hrs direct bright light is available.

What does Papaya plant look like?

A Papaya has just a tall trunk with a crown of leaves at the top of it. The overall appearance is a bit like a palm tree.

Does Papaya tree have flowers?

Yes, Papaya is a flowering plant.

When to plant Papaya seeds?

You can plant Papaya seed during the months of June-July (monsoon), October-November (autumn) or February-March (summer).

When to prune Papaya plant?

You can prune Papaya plant during the months of June-July (monsoon), October-November (autumn) or February-March (summer).

Do Papaya plants need sunlight?

Yes, Papaya plant needs more than 6 hrs of bright sunlight.

How many Papaya plants per acre?

1700 Papaya plants per acre at 1.5 x 1.5 m spacing.


Sunday, 26 July 2020

Worth Money. Good Product

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Saturday, 25 July 2020

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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Saturday, 29 February 2020

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020

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Saturday, 23 November 2019

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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Monday, 18 November 2019

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

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Monday, 04 November 2019

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Sunday, 03 November 2019

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Friday, 01 November 2019

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Saturday, 26 October 2019

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Friday, 25 October 2019

Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?


Sunday, 20 October 2019

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019

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Monday, 30 September 2019

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Monday, 02 July 2018

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

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Monday, 25 June 2018

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Friday, 22 June 2018

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018

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Monday, 04 June 2018

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Friday, 01 June 2018

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Monday, 28 May 2018

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

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