Papaya is planted during spring (February-March), monsoon (June-July) and autumn (October-November). A spacing of 1.8 x 1.8 m. is normally followed. However higher density cultivation with spacing of 1.5 x 1.5 m./ha enhances the returns to the farmer and is recommended.
How many months can papaya grow?
To successfully grow Papayas, you need a frost free climate, lots of sunlight, lots of water and good soil. If you give your plant all of these conditions, then you can grow a papaya from seed and generally have fruit in 6 to 12 months. Growing Tips for Papayas: Climate: Thrive in subtropical and tropical climates.
How long does a papaya tree take to bear fruit?
A papaya plant will mature in six to nine months if you live in a warm region but may take up to 11 months in cooler areas. Once the plant is mature, it will flower in early spring and can produce as many as 100 fruits in summer or fall.
Can you grow papaya at home?
The best place to plant papaya is on the south or southeast side of a house with some protection from wind and cold weather. Papayas also grow best in full sun. Papayas like well-drained soil, and because of shallow roots, growing papaya trees will not tolerate wet conditions.
Can we grow papaya in winter?
Papaya plants need quite warm conditions, up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you keep the plant during winter, try to keep the temperature as warm as possible, with high ambient humidity. This is not a plant that will tolerate a location near a drafty window.
Are papayas seasonal?
Today papaya can be found all year long with the peak season being early summer and fall. Most of the papayas imported come from Hawaii, but smaller quantities from Florida, California, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Central and South American countries are becoming more available.
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