Papaya Care

Scientific name: Carica papaya

Papayas are large, fast-growing, tree-like herbs. They generally reach full acme in one year, abnormally the dwarf varieties. The axis and leaves accommodate abounding white, alabaster latex.

Papayas developed from berry can be either male, female, or hermaphroditic. Males do not aftermath fruit. Changeable plants charge a macho to produce. The added adorable hermaphroditic plants have both macho and changeable flowers and don't crave a additional bulb to aftermath fruit.

Papayas are abundant producers and common fertilization for best results. In South Florida, papayas buried in Advance or April will activate ripening in November or December. Papayas can aftermath 75 pounds of bake-apple per year or 2 to 4 fruits per week.

  • Average complete height: up to 20 feet
  • Cold tolerance: Assure from frost and freezing
  • Fertilizer: First 2-3 months - administer aqueous fertilizer and again 1 pound of 4-8-6 diminutive fertilizer weekly.  
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Rich, porous, well-drained
  • Spacing: 36-60 inches apart

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