Agriculture Oneliner Part Four

Agriculture Oneliner Part Four

Papaya Varieties and Characteristics:

Papaya plants exhibit two main types: diocious and dioecious. Varieties include:

Hawaian (Solo Types): Hermaphrodite with smaller fruits, around 1 lb in weight.

Mexican or “Fruta Bomba”:Dioecious with larger fruits, reaching up to 10 lbs in weight.

Climacteric fruits and non-climacteric fruits

Papaya Diseases and Pests:

Papaya Leaf Curl: Caused by whiteflies.

Papaya Ring Spot: Associated with aphids.

Notable Papaya Varieties:

Madhubindu: Suitable for table consumption and processing.

Corg Honeydew: A gynodiocious variety.

Pusa Dwarf: Dioecious variety.

Para Majesty: High papain content, gynodiocious.

Other Relevant Information:


Propagation: Papaya can be propagated through T-budding or shield budding, similar to citrus, rose, and ber Jamit.

Copicing: Grass cutting near ground level.

Pollarding: Cutting above ground, typically around 2m high.

Seed Treatment: FIR method involving fungicide, insecticide, and rhizobium application.

Blanket Flower (Galardia) and Carnation: Important cut flowers.

Rose Preservation: Increasing shelf life by placing them in sucrose water (pulsing).

Vitamin in Chilli: Primarily Vitamin ‘K’.

B12 (Cyanocobalamin): Associated with the nervous system.

Gul Kand Ratio: 1:1 petal to sugar ratio.

Seed Tagging:

Nucleus Seed: No tag color.

Breeder Seed: Golden yellow color, no certification required.

Foundation Seed: White tag, mother seed.

Registered Seed: Purple tag.

Certified Seed: Blue tag, available for general distribution.


“The information provided in this article is for reference purposes only. It is not intended as professional advice. Readers are encouraged to verify information and seek appropriate guidance before making decisions based on the content presented.”

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