How is papaya nursery prepared?
How is papaya nursery prepared?

Usually papaya seedlings are prepared by seeds.

For this, high-raised seedbed are prepared. The beds are 3 meters in length and 1 meter in width.

The beds are 20-25 cm raised from the ground.

Seeds should be treated with Agrosan GN or Ceresan before sowing.

After sowing the seeds, the beds should be covered with straw and irrigate as per the need.

Special care should be taken of the plants in the nursery.

And spraying of Bordeaux mixture (5: 5: 5) should be done to avoid damping off disease.

Seeds should be sown in the month of April to June.

Seeds should be sown at a distance of 2 cm. The distance from queue/line to the queue should be 10 cm and the seeds should be sown at a depth of 1 to 1.5 cm.

When the plants are 5 to 7cm, they should be planted in pots or in polythene bags.

When these plants are 15 to 20 cm, then they should be planted at certain place in the day time.

Papaya plants can be planted thrice a year in July-August, September-October and February-March.

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