Growing Papaya TreeUpdate: 7/31/2017
Growing Papaya Tree
The fruit of the Papaya is also called pawpaw and is eaten raw without the skin. The fruit is sweet, low in calories and high in potassium and vitamin A. Papaya is also used in drinks, jellies, salads, desserts and is also dried and candied.
If you want to grow papaya tree you need note some requirement below:
Temperature: It is an important factor that determines if the plant will grow or not. Papaya is one of the easiest fruit trees you can grow the optimum temperature for growing papaya ranges between 68-86 F(20 to 30 C).
Location: they are not planted in a too windy spot and the papaya needs plenty of sun due to its high photosynthetic activity.
Soil: The main characteristics of soil for growing a papaya tree are following:
· Loose and moist.
· With good drainage.
· High organic matter content.
· A pH level around 5.5 to 7 (Neutral).
Watering: Water is the main contributor of the plant (the plant is composed about 85% of water). In the process of germination, and first few months after planting, papaya needs a lot of water, so at this stage water regularly.
Spacing: Papaya trees must be spaced 8-10 feet apart from each other.