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Carica papaya

Description
Life formherbPhysiologyevergreen, single stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.21301244Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1500250010003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3032Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle330365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsinter-croppingmango, citrus sp., rambutan, banana

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food additivestabiliserexudates
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
medicinaldigestive system applicationsseeds
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
medicinalskin applicationsexudates
medicinaldigestive system applicationsexudates
socialsmoking materialleaves
environmentalagroforestryentire plant