Papaya Cultivation..

soil and climate

Soil and climatic requirements

Papaya is basically a tropical plant, which requires not only high temperature but also ample sunshine and adequate moisture in the soil and is highly sensitive to frost.

varieties

Varieties

In India, a large number of papaya varieties are cultivated.

propogation

Propogation

Papaya is generally propagated by seeds obtained through controlled pollination.

nutrient

Nutrient Management

For papaya, fertilizers should be applied once in every two months.

irrigation

Irrigation

Papaya needs regular water for its rapid fruit development and yield.

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Technologies

Papaya in Customised Corrugated Fibre Board Box with cushioning

Packages for road transportation of papaya: Corrugated Fibre Board boxes of size 450300150mm, 5ply rate thickness, 20 BF bursting strength with styro foam cushioning designed  and developed by ICAR-IIHR was found suitable package for road transportation of papaya. The papaya fruits after road transportation was stored at ambient (26-29C, RH 45%) as well as low temperature (18C, RH 80%) storage. The PLW of papaya was less (3.43%) at low temperature storage compared to PLW (5.16%) at ambient storage. Papaya had storage life of 12 days in low temperature storage as compared to 5 days at ambient temperature after transportation

Papaya  Box Specification  Capacity: 11kg

Material of construction

Corrugated Fibre Board

External Dimension (mm)

450300150

Style  of  Box

Telescopic

No. of  Plies

Lid -5

Tray-5

Type of  Flute

B(Narrow)

Direction of  Flute

Vertical

Grammage (g/m2)

180/150/150

Burst Factor of the paper (Minimum)

20

Inner layer  cushioning

Styro foam (4mm thick)

Manufacturer’s joint and Cushioning material fixing

By gluing