Asked by: Lorien Tsveiba
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

How often should I water my papaya tree?

  1. Papayas need little water.
  2. They will, however, give more and bigger fruit if they are watered every 2 weeks in the dry season.
  3. If they are planted in clay soils, make sure that the soil does not stay too wet.
  4. To avoid waterlogging in clay soil, make a ridge and plant the papayas on the ridge.

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Keeping this in consideration, do papaya trees need a lot of water?

Papayas need plenty of water to grow tasty fruit, but the plants do not tolerate wet feet. To avoid overwatering the papaya, water deeply only when the top 1 inch of soil dries.

Beside above, why is my papaya tree wilting? My Papaya Tree Is Wilting. Papaya trees are tropical plants that produce pear-shaped, melon-like fruit. They can be difficult to grow because they're sensitive to drought, cold temperatures, high winds and shade. Insufficient water, disease or attack by nematodes can all cause trees to wilt.

Just so, what is the best fertilizer for papaya tree?

Regular fertilizer applications with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer helps support proper papaya tree growth and fruit development. For the best results, use a 14-14-14 product starting in the third month after planting. Use 4 ounces of 14-14-14 per papaya tree, once every four weeks.

How long do papaya trees last?

four to five years

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