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Why Some Papaya Plants Fail to Fruit

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Title:Why Some Papaya Plants Fail to Fruit
Authors:Chia, C.L.
Manshardt, Richard M.
Keywords:Carica papaya
fruit set
Date Issued:Oct 2001
Publisher:University of Hawaii
Citation:Chia CL, Manshardt RM. Why some papaya plants fail to fruit. 2001. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 2 p. (Fruits and Nuts; F&N-5).
Series:Fruits and Nuts
Abstract:Papaya fruits may fall from the plant when about golf-ball size due to lack of pollination of a female flower. The distinction between female and hermaphrodite papaya plants is described. With “solo” papaya cultivars, allowing three seedlings to develop in each planting site gives a 96 percent chance that selection for a single hermaphrodite plant will be possible.
Pages/Duration:2 pages
Appears in Collections: Fruit, Nut, and Beverage Crops, 1999 - present

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