Papaya plant information guide

Papaya plant information-The papaya is one of the important delicious fruits crop grown in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Total papaya annual world production is estimated at 6 million tones of fruits, India leads the world in papaya production with an annual of about 3 million tonnes. Papaya plant information– family name is coricaeae, and its botanical name is Carica papaya. Top papaya production countries in the world – India, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico. The papaya is highly productive and it’s easy to grow as short duration crop.

papaya cultivation
papaya cultivation

Papaya plant information guide

Papaya Health benefits/ Papaya fruit benefit

i) Its promote weight loss.

ii) It provides relief from a toothache

iii) It helps in skin care.

iv) It has anticancer properties.

v) It prevents arthritis

vi) Papaya good for macular degeneration

vii) Papaya provide vitamin A, B-9, C.

viii) Papaya prevents for diabetics.

ix) Papaya great for your eyes.

x) Papaya promotes hair growth.

Climate requires for papaya farming

Papaya is a tropical plant that grows best in warmer climates. The night temperature below 12-140 C for several hours during winter season affects its growth and production severely. It is very much sensitive to frost, strong winds, and water stagnation. Papaya cool winter condition will slow growth plant have to be protected by covering with gunny bags under North India condition.

The temperature of the locality influences the types of flower and fruit that are formed on a tree.

Variety of  Papaya plant information

Papaya varieties are Pusa Dwarf, Pusa Giant, Pusa Majesty, Pusa Delicious, Pusa Dwarf, Washington, Ranchi, Taiwan-786 etc.

Papaya plant
Papaya plant

Soil requires for papaya cultivation

Papaya as a filter is grown plants to sub mountains areas. Papaya best performance has been observed on rich looms of uniform texture up to about 15cm deep with a PH range of 6.5 to 7.0 They can grow in most kinds of soils but it must be well drained when water stagnation for few days can be harmful.

Planting for papaya cultivation

Papaya cultivation planting during the time is spring (February-March), Monsoon(June-July), and autumn(October-November).


Papaya trees must be spaced 8-10 feet apart from each other.


For better growth, production and quality the optimum soil moisture is maintained by irrigation the crop Judiciously. Papaya plant information requires irrigating every two weeks for the winter season and 9-10 days in summer season. Drip irrigation system is be given per plant per day should be a world out critically.

papaya flower
papaya flower

Fertilizer for papaya farming

Apply FYM or Compost or Vermicompost 10kg/plant and chemical fertilizer dosing is 50gm each of N:P:K, Apply 20gm each of Azospirillum and phosphobacterium.

After one month goes you can apply Calcium Nitrate-15kg, Zinc sulfate 15kg, Humic acid 5kg Potash 50kg per Acre.

Then papaya plant will be three months you can apply DAP-75kg, Potash-75kg per Acre.

Then plant will be going to 6 months you can apply DAP-75kg, Micro Nutrient 10kg, Potash 75kg, Ammonium Sulphate 30kg, Magnesium sulfate 30kg per Acre.

Every six month goes you can apply the last 6-month dosing.


Spray ZnSo4 0.5% + H2Bo3 0.1% during 4th and 8th month to increase growth and yield character.

Study: Papaya tree disease treatment


It is easy to identify the papaya fruits which are ready for harvesting. Fruit thinning should be done to get well-sized fruits. Proper size is attained after 5-6 month of flowering. Near ripening, fruits change color from green to yellowish green. Fruits should be harvest maturity.

Papaya yield

The economic life of papaya plant is only 3- 4years.

Approx yield /year                                    kg/ha

1st                                                             150-200

2nd                                                           200-250

3rd                                                             75-100

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