Papaya

Carica papaya


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
transplanted

Harvesting
182 - 304 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7.5

Temperature
0°C - 0°C

Fertilization
High


Papaya

Introduction

Papaya is an important tropical fruit that is high in nutrients such as vitamin C. It is also valued for its medicinal properties. Its by-products are also used in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and textile industries.

Care

Papaya is grown from seed in raised nursery beds, pots, or polythene bags. Seedlings can be transplanted to the field after 6-8 weeks. Drip irrigation is preferred for papaya cultivation so as to avoid water-logged soils. Papaya plants can be protected against frost by covering with polythene bags with air holes. Papaya is most sensitive to the development of the following diseases: powdery mildew, anthracnose, damping-off, and stem rot.

Soil

Loamy, sandy soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5 is best for papaya cultivation. Alluvial soil along waterways offers an alternative environment for growth. Despite their shallow roots, papaya trees need deep soil that drains well. Papaya should be planted in areas that are protected from the wind, or windbreaks should be planted on the perimeter of the land.

Climate

Papaya cultivation is suitable in tropical and sub-tropical regions at altitudes up to 600m above sea level. Warm weather favors the development of the crop. High humidity is desired for growth, while drier conditions are favorable for ripening. Strong winds are detrimental to the crop due to their shallow roots.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Papaya

Papaya

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Papaya

Carica papaya

Papaya
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Introduction

Papaya is an important tropical fruit that is high in nutrients such as vitamin C. It is also valued for its medicinal properties. Its by-products are also used in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and textile industries.

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
transplanted

Harvesting
182 - 304 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7.5

Temperature
0°C - 0°C

Fertilization
High

Advisory

Papaya

Papaya

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Papaya is grown from seed in raised nursery beds, pots, or polythene bags. Seedlings can be transplanted to the field after 6-8 weeks. Drip irrigation is preferred for papaya cultivation so as to avoid water-logged soils. Papaya plants can be protected against frost by covering with polythene bags with air holes. Papaya is most sensitive to the development of the following diseases: powdery mildew, anthracnose, damping-off, and stem rot.

Soil

Loamy, sandy soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5 is best for papaya cultivation. Alluvial soil along waterways offers an alternative environment for growth. Despite their shallow roots, papaya trees need deep soil that drains well. Papaya should be planted in areas that are protected from the wind, or windbreaks should be planted on the perimeter of the land.

Climate

Papaya cultivation is suitable in tropical and sub-tropical regions at altitudes up to 600m above sea level. Warm weather favors the development of the crop. High humidity is desired for growth, while drier conditions are favorable for ripening. Strong winds are detrimental to the crop due to their shallow roots.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.