Papaya Selection I - Seeds ( buy1get1free )
Description for Papaya Selection I
Sweet and delicious, this papaya s bright orange flesh is wonderfully refreshing in fresh salads, alone or mixed with other fruit. Plants grow to 8 feet in containers kept in full sun with temperatures above 65 F. In warm, sunny areas, plants grow fast and ripen fruit within a year. Overwinter indoors and move outdoors in the summer. Fruits are borne along the trunk and ripen from hard green to softer yellow-orange. Palm-shaped, long-stalked foliage adds to the tropical look.
Papaya tree bears many spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can have about 6-20 inches in length and 4-12 inches in diameter. The average-sized papaya weighs about a pound. The fruit is said to ripen when it feels soft to thumb pressure, and its skin has attained an amber to orange hue.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|papaya, pawpaw, tree melon,||-||-||Depending on the variety, some can reach a height of 33 feet.
Spread: 2-3 feet
Planting and care
|Grow best in full sun. Papayas love the heat and sunlight.||Papayas do best in rich soil that is high in organic matter. Make sure your planting location and soil has good drainage to avoid root rot.||Water the papaya plants around the root zone as needed.||The best air temperatures for papayas range from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.||Apply a complete fertilizer every two months after planting, using a formula that contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, such as 10-10-10.|
Caring for Papaya Selection I
- In addition to proper papaya growing conditions, suitable care of papaya fruit trees is also important. In order for papaya trees to thrive, they require some fertilizer.
- Provide young plants fertilizer every 14 days using Â¼ pound of complete fertilizer. Fertilize older trees with 1 to 2 pounds of fertilizer once a month. Also, be sure to take a soil sample and amend as necessary.
- Water trees frequently for best fruit production. Mulch trees with 4 inches of wood chips to help retain moisture, taking care to keep the mulch 8 to 12 inches from the trunk.
- Protect developing fruit from pests by placing a paper bag over them until they are ripe.
Typical uses of Papaya Selection I
Special features: The most important feature of the disease is the infection of the fruit which may be toxic to consumers.
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