Subtropical plants / Mountain Papaya (Carica pubescens)

Mountain Papaya (Carica pubescens)
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Papaya species which grows at heights up to 3.000 metres in the Andes, which is why a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius should suffice to grown your own papaya’s. 

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds


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Common name:
Mountain papaya


The mountain papaya can resist lower temperatures compared to similar, common papaya species, because of its habitat at 3.000 metres in the Andes. For that reason, it’s possible to cultivate your own papaya’s in colder climates, preferably in a tub or container. In summer, you can move the plant to a sunny spot in the garden, and leave it there during the winter when the temperature stays between 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. The fruits are about 5 cm wide and change colour to yellow when they’re ripe. The fruit flesh is juicy, sour and smells very fruity. It’s often eaten as a vegetable, but sometimes also fresh from the tree or even processed into soft drinks.

Germination instructions:
Germinate the seeds in sowing mix at a temperature between 20 and 25 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist and cover it with foil or glass. 

Sowing time:
All year round

Photo 2: Petruss (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia) 


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Remco - 14-03-2020 11:35

slechts 1 van alle zaden bij mij ontkiemd afgelopen jaar, maar is al mooi groot aan het worden en verharding van de stam treed al op.

Marije - 13-02-2018 13:23

Ik heb ze 8-12 gezaaid, maar er gebeurt nog niks.. iemand een tip?

Alex Ho - 07-04-2017 12:25

Volgens mij doe ik iets verkeerd, maar na een maand zijn de zaden nog steeds niet gekiemd. Ik ben een beetje teleurgesteld.

D. de Frens - 24-05-2016 19:27

De zaden zijn gekiemd in 2 weken, 11 van de 12 zaden zijn ontkiemd en ik ben er zeer tevreden over.

Henk van Tol - 09-02-2015 18:12

De Papaja kiemen zijn alle nog in leven beginnen aan hun tweede bladpaar te vormen moet ze nog wel oppotten.

Met vriendelijke groet Henk van Tol

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