Papaya Plant


April 18, 2017 at 10:10 am | Horticulture Plant | No comment

Papaya plant belongs to Caricaceae family of flowering plants. It is native crop of Mexico and was introduced in India in 16th Century. Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C and one single medium fruit provides 224% of your daily needs. Papaya tree bears many spherical or pear-shaped fruits clumped near its top end. They come in variety of sizes ranging from 6-20 inches in length and 4-12 inches in diameter. Exotic papaya fruit or pawpaw is packed with numerous health benefiting nutrients. The fruit is one of the favorites of fruit lovers for its nutritional, digestive, and medicinal properties. Papaya has become an important agricultural export for developing countries, where export revenues of the fruit provide a livelihood for thousands of people, especially in Asia and Latin America. Papaya exports contribute to the growing supply of healthful food products on international markets

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Soil

It should be fertile and well drained. Black soil should be preferred.

Climate

It prefers cool winter and Rainy Season.

Season of planting

Rainy Season and Winter Season.

Scientific Name

Carica papaya

Variety

Taiwan 786 and Sapna.

Weight

1.50 Kg to 2.50 Kg.

Harvesting

Papaya plant takes only 4 months to give fruits and 14 months to pluck the fruit from the plant.

Plant age Limit

Up to 4- 5 years