Papaya, Papita (Hybrid)- Plant

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

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 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.

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to plant Papaya seeds in pots?

    Select a seed variety to grow them in pots. For tropical plants such as papaya choose a nutrient-rich potting mix soil. You can prepare the soil by adding garden soil to the compost in the ratio of 1:2. Papaya grows well in loamy, sandy or rocky soils with a pH of 4.5 – 8.0. Make a hole and sow 2-3 seeds in each pot and cover the seeds with fine ayer of the soil. Water thoroughly and monitor the moisture levels by keeping the soil damp but not soggy. As it grows to increase the amount of water supply to the plants. Prefer full sun for better growth.

    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 under growth 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: male, female, or hermaphrodite. These forms are ex­ pressed in the plant’s flower. Male flowers have no ovary and do not produce a fruit.

    Can you plant Papaya in a pot?

    Yes you can plant Papaya fruit in the pot.

    Can Papaya tree survive winter?

    Yes, Papaya can survive in winter

    Can Papaya tree be grown in pots?

    Yes you can plant Papaya fruit in the pot.

    How to save Papaya tree in winter?

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

    How to plant Papaya tree?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    Can you plant Papaya seeds?

    Yes you can plant Papaya seeds

    How do I plant Papaya seeds?

    Select a seed variety to grow them in pots. For tropical plants such as papaya choose a nutrient-rich potting mix soil. You can prepare the soil by adding garden soil to the compost in the ratio of 1:2. Papaya grows well in loamy, sandy or rocky soils with a pH of 4.5 – 8.0. Make a hole and sow 2-3 seeds in each pot and cover the seeds with fine ayer of the soil. Water thoroughly and monitor the moisture levels by keeping the soil damp but not soggy. As it grows to increase the amount of water supply to the plants. Prefer full sun for better growth.

    Is Papaya flowering plant?

    Yes Papaya is a flowering plant

    Where to plant Papaya?

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

    How do you plant Papaya seeds?

    Wash the seeds from a ripe papaya. Squeeze the seeds from the jelly bag that covers each seed. Dry them in a shady place.choose a nutrient-rich potting mix soil. You can prepare the soil by adding garden soil to the compost in the ratio of 1:2. Papaya grows well in loamy, sandy or rocky soils with a pH of 4.5 – 8.0. Make a hole and sow 2-3 seeds in each pot and cover the seeds with fine ayer of the soil. Water thoroughly and monitor the moisture levels by keeping the soil damp but not soggy. As it grows to increase the amount of water supply to the plants. Prefer full sun for better growth.

    When to prune Papaya plant?

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

    Do Papaya plants need sunlight?

    Yes Papaya plant needs direct bright sunlight.

    How many Papaya plants per acre?

    1700 plants per acre at 1.5 x 1.5 m spacing



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    Saturday, 01 February 2020

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

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