I have papaya seeds that i saved from a green papaya will they grow if i plant then, right now thei - Knowledgebase Question

Lansdowne, PA (Zone 6B)
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Question by rlee5
May 10, 2007
I purchased a green papaya from an oriental market. After several days on the window sill it
ripened and was rotten on the inside. i would like to grow my own. Will the seeds grow that i took from it.

Answer from NGA
May 10, 2007
You might be able to germinate the seeds if you have a warm place to plant them or can use gentle bottom heat to keep the soil temperature warm. Here are directions on how to do it. (Read down to propagation.)


I would also suggest you use a thin layer of vermiculite on the soil surface to try to reduce the chance of disease or fungus. Good luck with your project!

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