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Passion For Plantation

20Pcs Large Papaya Seeds

20Pcs Large Papaya Seeds

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Papaya is a tropical fruit that grows on a tree-like plant. Papaya has many health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting immunity, and preventing infections. Papaya can be eaten fresh, cooked, or dried. 

Germination Instructions

1. Dry the seeds on a paper towel in a dark place for a few days

2. Plant the seeds in a pot or in the ground.

Papaya seeds need warm and moist conditions to germinate, so the best time to plant them is in late spring or early summer. You can use a potting mix made for tropical plants or a mixture of garden soil and compost.

Fill a pot with the soil and make small holes about 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart.

Drop 3-5 seeds in each hole and cover them lightly with soil. Water the pot well and place it in a sunny spot.

If you live in a cold climate, you can start the seeds indoors and move them outside when the weather is warmer. If you plant the seeds directly in the ground, choose a location that gets full sun and has well-drained soil.

Plant the seeds 3-4 feet apart in rows that are 6-8 feet apart.

3. Water and fertilize the seedlings.

Papaya seedlings should sprout within 2-3 weeks. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and avoid overwatering or underwatering. You can apply a balanced fertilizer every month to promote growth and fruit production. You can also add organic matter such as compost, manure, or mulch to enrich the soil and retain moisture.

4. Thin out the seedlings.

Papaya plants can be male, female, or hermaphrodite. Male plants produce only flowers, female plants produce only fruits, and hermaphrodite plants produce both flowers and fruits. You will need at least one male plant for every 10-15 female or hermaphrodite plants to ensure pollination and fruit set. However, you won't be able to tell the sex of the plants until they flower, which can take 6-9 months. To increase your chances of getting both male and female plants, you should thin out the seedlings when they are about 1 foot tall. Leave only one plant per hole or pot, and choose the strongest and healthiest ones.

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