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Climate: Sub-tropical, Tropical
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Delicious easy grow tropical fruit! These papaya seeds are from homegrown papayas!
85 days. Ocimum basilicum. Annual. Plant produces beautiful large aromatic basil leaves. Very fragrant and tasty. Excellent for dressings and sauces. A variety from Italy. Plant Height: 24" tall. pk/100 Sunlight: Partial Shade Planting Instructions: Plant seeds ¼" deep. Soil Facts: Requires a well prepared soil. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing soil. Germination: 12-18 days Tips: Use Herbs Alive and RootBlast for larger plants and higher yields.
The papaya (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the
Americas, and was first cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classical civilizations.
The papaya is a large tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 16 to 33 ft tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk. The lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne. The leaves are large, 20–28 in diameter, deeply palmately lobed with 7 lobes. The tree is usually unbranched, unless lopped. The flowers are similar in shape to the flowers of the plumeria, but are much smaller and wax-like. They appear on the axils of the leaves, maturing into the large 5.9–18 in long, 3.9–12 in diameter fruit. The fruit is ripe when it feels soft (as soft as a ripe avocado or a bit softer) and its skin has attained an amber to orange hue.
Plant the seeds in warm (80° F), sterile potting mix. Seeds should be planted in sterile soil as young papaya seedlings have a high mortality rate from damping off. Potting soil can be sterilized by mixing 50-50 with vermiculite and placing in an oven at 200° F for one hour. Under ideal conditions the seeds may germinate in about two weeks, but may take three to five weeks. Gibberellic acid can be used to speed up germination in some seasons. Seedlings usually begin flowering 9 - 12 months after they germinate.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners, or those that are capable of looking up instructions independently (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). We do not include growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, and quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item (s).