are the result of crossing 2 "fixed" (stable) parent lines. Hybrids
are more vigorous than their parents, produce more fruit and are
less susceptible to disease. All papaya are affected by climatic
changes but when grown under stable conditions hybrids are very
consistent in fruit shape and size. Hybrid seed for sale here
is only the first cross of the parent lines, producing F1 hybrids.
Hybrids cannot be successfully grown from seed collected from
F1 fruit and will be inconsistent in shape, size and yield.
papaya are affected by a condition known as carpellody or "cat-facing"
and is caused by the fusing of the ovary and stamens during adverse
weather conditions. This fruit is deformed and unmarketable. Carpellody
is one of the reasons bisexual varieties are not normally grown
in sub-tropical areas.
much seed will I need?
dioecious varieties growers generally plant 4 seedlings to the
site, thinning sites to 1 male site to 10 female sites. Planting
density varies between growers but on average is 750 sites to
the acre, or 1850 to the hectare. The amount of seed required
is 50 grams per acre or 125 grams per hectare.
bisexual varieties growers generally plant 3 or 4 seedlings to
the site, thinning to 1 bisexual tree per site. Some growers market
the female fruit of the bisexual, although the flesh is not as
thick. Seed required is 40 grams per acre or 100 grams per hectare.
countries require an import permit to be issued and accompany
the seed in transit. Your customs department will tell you whether
that permit must be the original or if a copy is permissible.
Importation rules differ between countries and upon viewing the
import permit we can ascertain the requirements. If the permit
is in a language other than English, please include an English
translation. There may be additional charges if other official
documents are needed by the import permit requirements. We can
discuss these once we have viewed the permit.
Phytosanitary certificate will be required also and the Australian
Quarantine and Inspection Service issue this, the cost at present
is $102 Australian Dollars.
is tested before dispatch and we guarantee a minimum germination
rate of 50%. If lower rates occur seed will be replaced to meet
the minimum germination rate, or we will refund all or part of
the purchase price. The seed is guaranteed for 50 days after purchase
date, after which no refund will be made or additional seed sent.
can be delivered anywhere in the world by DHL or by clients request.
Delivery costs vary and will be given at time of ordering. Orders
can be placed by email,
or by telephone within Australia 07 4975 1317, or outside
Australia, your country's international access code then 61 7 4975
to be made in Australian dollars by bank transfer. Bank details will be
given at time of ordering.