Papaya

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Mustansir Billah
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Re: Papaya

Post by Mustansir Billah » June 27th, 2013, 9:40 am

I uprooted Some of the plants because of minimum space in pot.
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Re: Papaya

Post by Tahir Khan » June 27th, 2013, 12:41 pm

This is still a very small container to grow a Papaya, you should use the biggest size of container and plant only a single plant in it, a large barrel size container will do.

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Re: Papaya

Post by Mustansir Billah » August 23rd, 2013, 12:06 pm

Some plant shifted to bigger containers and in few months they will be shifted to ground.
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Re: Papaya

Post by ka_khan » August 26th, 2013, 2:11 pm

Always love the Green plants and fruits hanging.Any idea if they could be grown in Peshawar area?And from where to get seeds/plants?

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Re: Papaya

Post by Mustansir Billah » August 26th, 2013, 2:23 pm

Not have an Idea that they can grow in Peshawar but I got seeds from the papaya available in the market and there seeds are very easy to sprout i.e Every seed will sprout.

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Re: Papaya

Post by Munir » August 26th, 2013, 3:53 pm

Why do you want to follow a legthty & an unreliable process of growing through seeds & then wait? Simply get plants (at least 3 for cross polination) from a nursery for Rs.50-80 a piece. I see no reason for their non-availability at Peshawar.Now adays very good foreign varieties are available in our market, which start yealding fruit at an early age & short height & I believe are very tasty.Some Nurseries call them hybrid & claim that they are self polinating,thus even a single tree would bear fruit.Wala- alam! May be some body else in the forum can comment on this.

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Re: Papaya

Post by mikhurram » August 27th, 2013, 10:23 pm

I concur with munir sahib that rather following a lenghty procedure of trying to grow from seeds you can buy established plants for rs 80. The Thai rhybrid is self fertile meaning you dont have to plant male and female separately and can be bought for rs 150-200. Plant at least 5 or 6 them as papayas tend to collapse after 5 or 6 years as their is weaker compared to other trees. If planting local papayas then 1 male for 9 females.

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Re: Papaya

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 27th, 2013, 10:29 pm

I am doubtful about papaya in Peshawar. It will be severely affected by frost itself and temperatures below 10 Deg C for longer duration. Maybe with protection. Anyone growing papaya in Islo or Peshawar????

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Re: Papaya

Post by mikhurram » August 27th, 2013, 10:42 pm

Isn't mustansir based in Karachi ? Below is a useful and informative url

http://www.tribuneindia.com/1998/98sep1 ... garden.htm
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Re: Papaya

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 27th, 2013, 10:43 pm

Mustansir is but Ka Khan was asking about growing it and he is located in Peshawar as per his profile

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