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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Carica papaya L.
papaya
CAPA23

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 20.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color White-Gray   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Orange      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 30
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 700
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 60
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 40
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 8000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/26/2020 11:58 PM CDT