Information for Carica papaya

Approximately 60.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Carica papaya - 100  seeds for 9 Euros
Carica papaya - 10  gram for 17 Euros
Carica papaya - 25  gram for 28 Euros
Carica papaya - 1000  seeds for 43 Euros
Carica papaya - 250  gram for 181 Euros
Carica papaya - 10000  seeds for 338 Euros
Carica papaya - 1000  gram for 600 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 64
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - tree
Flower: GREENISH, m. in racemes
Fruit: to 45cm. long-globose, GREEN to ORANGE, flesh PINKISH, soft when ripe
Foliage: obl.-ell. to 70cm., 7 lobed.....fast grower, can be annual in tropics
Height in meters: 10
Carica papaya seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Carica papaya: Carica peltata,  Carica posoposa,  Papaya carica,  Papaya vulgaris, 

Common names for Carica papaya: Common Pawpaw,  Erandakarkati,  Kapayas,  Mamon,  Melon Tree,  Melonenbaum,  Papajabaum,  Papajapflanze,  Papaya,  Papaye,  Papayer,  Papayero,  Paw-paw,  Paw-Paw,  Pawpaw,  Pepol,  Wan Shou Kuo, 

Carica papaya is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
41:   Malaysian Native and Introduced Plants
54:   Ecuadorean Native and Introduced Plants
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
111:   Caribbean Native Plants and Introductions
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
294:  Caricaceae
698:   First Year Flowering Perennials
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes

Germination guide
Carica papaya seeds will usually germinate in 30-120 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 13mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 23C.

Soak in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 40 hours).

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