PAPAYA

PAPAYA GROWS BEST IN

PAPAYA suitable for counties:
FLORIDA: Brevard, Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie
HAWAII: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai

Papaya belongs to family of caricaceae plants, its species name is papaya. This plant grows actively in year round. Papaya has white-gray foliage and bears white colored flowers. Papaya booms in indeterminate.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Papaya is a fast growing plant, a mature Papaya can grow up to 20 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Year Round Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : White-Gray Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 20
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 365
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 32 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Indeterminate
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Indeterminate Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Year Round
Fruit/Seed Period End : Year Round Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 8000
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : - -
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Year Round After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : White-Gray
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Orange
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 20 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Short
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : High
Fire Tolerance : None Frost Free Days, Minimum : 365
Hedge Tolerance : Low Moisture Use : High
pH (Minimum) : 5.0 pH (Maximum) : 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 30 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 80 Precipitation (Maximum) : 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 40 Salinity Tolerance : Medium
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 32

PAPAYA GALLERY

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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. Haiti.
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İG.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. Kenya, Amboseli Safari Camp.
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İG.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. Kenya, Amboseli Safari Camp.
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İG.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United Republic of Tanzania, Lake Manyara Hotel.
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İMark W. Skinner. Zambia, Luangwa National Park. August 15, 1986.
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İMark W. Skinner. Jamaica, Discovery Bay. August 1980.
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İMark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., USDA Chapman Field. July 7, 1982.
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İMark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., USDA Chapman Field. July 7, 1982.
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İMark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., USDA Chapman Field. July 7, 1982.
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İMark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., USDA Chapman Field. July 7, 1982.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Bahamas, Abaco.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Barbados.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Montserrat.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Montserrat.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Montserrat.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Venezuela, Caracas.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Guadeloupe.
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R.A. Howard. İSmithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, TX, San Antonio.
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İPedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection .
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İPedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection . United States Virgin Islands, Saint John.
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İPedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection . United States Virgin Islands, Saint John.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1960.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1960.
papaya
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1960.
papaya
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1960.
papaya
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. 1961.

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