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Papaya Tainung No2

R150.00

The Papaya Tanung No.2 is known for its disease resistance, high yield, and good fruit quality and this papaya variety is self-fertile.

When ripe, the fruit’s outer husk turns green and orange, and its flesh is sweeter than Tainung No. 1. The average mature height of the Tainung Papaya tree is about 1 metre.

Papaya trees thrive in tropical and subtropical climates. They prefer temperatures between 21°C to 32°C and require well-drained soil. If grown in cold winter climates, it will require a protected area or covered with greenhouse plastic.

It would be beneficial to plant in a container like our root stimulating pots that are easy to pick up and take into the house during winter.

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Position: Papayas need full sunlight for at least six hours a day. Ensure they are planted in a location with adequate sunlight exposure.

Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for papaya cultivation. Sandy loam or loamy soil with good organic content is ideal. The soil should have a slightly acidic to neutral pH level.

Water: Papayas need regular watering, especially during dry periods. However, they don’t tolerate waterlogged conditions. Water consistently, but avoid water stagnation.

Fertilising: Papayas are heavy feeders. Fertilise regularly with a balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer. You can also use organic compost to enrich the soil.

Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain a strong and manageable plant structure. Remove dead or damaged leaves and thin out excessive growth to improve air circulation

Disease and Pest Control: Common issues include aphids, spider mites, and fungal infections. Use EM Control or Neem Oil to control pests, and practice good garden hygiene (throw diseased leaves into the dustbin) to prevent diseases:

Harvesting: Papayas usually start bearing fruit within 6-9 months of planting. Harvest when the fruit reaches the desired size and color. The skin should yield slightly to gentle pressure.

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