Crop Detail

The papaya (Carica papaya) is one of the important delicious fruit crop grown in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is originated in Mexico and spread to almost all the corners of the tropical world. The papaya is highly productive and interesting crop. It is easy to grow as short duration crop. As a raw fruit, it is used in cooking and some preparations. Its latex is used as a papain in food and medicine industry. Ripe fruit is very delicious containing vitamin A and Carbohydrates.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Permanent
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Fruits
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Fungal Diseases
Young Papya plant Wilting Stem rot Powdery mildew Root rot or Wilt papaya mosaic
Sucking Pests
cut worm Aphid Fruit fly

Papaya Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Red lady 150- 200 gm /acre
Punjab sweet 150- 200 gm /acre
Pusa delicious 150- 200 gm /acre
Honey dew 150- 200 gm /acre

Papaya Districts Wise Calendar

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