n Farmer’s Weekly - Selling a papaya crop : back to basics

Volume 2016, Issue 16015
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Recently, we ran a series for farmers interested in growing papayas. In this article, we take a brief look at harvesting and marketing the crop. Papayas should be harvested at the 'yellow break' stage. This is when the first streak of yellow appears - a good sign that the fruit is mature and will ripen soon. In the peak season, papayas should be harvested about three times a week. During the rest of the season, mature fruit can be identified by regular scouting.

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