|Maximum Reachable Height||30 feet.|
Planting And Care
The best place to plant papaya is on the south or south-east side of a house with some protection from wind and cold weather. Spread a 3-inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree, leaving an 8-inch gap between the edge of the mulch and the tree trunk.
Dig a hole about twice the size of the bag in which the young tree is growing. Remove the soil from the hole and add some compost and manure. … Take the plant out of the container. … Do not disturb the roots. Place the tree in the center of the hole.
|Watering||Because of shallow roots, growing papaya trees will not tolerate wet conditions.|
|Temperature||Above 55 degrees F.|
|Fertilizer||Provide young plants fertilizer every 14 days using ¼ pound of complete fertilizer. Fertilize older trees with 1 to 2 pounds of fertilizer once a month.|
- Being a good source of Vitamin A and Papain, this fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins
- The best feature of papaya is its ‘Low Sodium Quality’, thus resulting in very little retention of water
- In simple words it means, it helps you keep your skin hydrated
- The application of a finely grounded paste of raw papaya on the face for 25 minutes helps reduce those unwanted pimples and other embarrassing blemishes on the face
- It is extracted from the tree and the fruit to make dietary supplements and is also used as a major ingredient in some chewing gums
- Apart from Papains, papaya is also a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C, and flavonoids the B vitamins, folate, and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fiber
- The pulp of this fruit is also a basic component of many facial creams and shampoos