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Papaya cultivar


Papaya cultivar Description
Kapoho Solo Solo is one of the oldest groups of papaya cultivars originated that was produced in Hawaii in the early 1900s. It is pear-shaped, 14 to 28 oz (400-800 g) in weight in high rainfall areas, and has yellow skin and pale-orange flesh.
Dwarf Solo It is pear-shaped, 14 to 28 oz (400-800 g) in weight in high rainfall areas, and has yellow skin and pale-orange flesh.
Waimanalo It was selected in 1960 and released by the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station in 1968 and soon superseded Line 8 'Solo' on Oahu for the fresh fruit market because of its firmness and quality, but there it is usually too large for export. It has long storage life and is recommended for sale fresh and for processing. Since 1974 this cultivar has been produced commercially on the low-rainfall island of Maui where it ripens at a greener color than on the island of Hawaii and is exported to cities in the northwestern and central USA. The growers raised only bisexual plants; they say that the fruits of female plants are too rough in appearance.
Higgins It is of high quality, pear-shaped, with orange-yellow skin, deep-yellow flesh, and averages 1 lb (0.45 kg) when grown under irrigation. In and territory or seasons of low rainfall, the fruit is undersized.
Wilder It is a cultivar admired for its uniformity of size, firmness and small cavity and it is now popular for export.
Hortus Gold It is a South African cultivar, launched in the early 1950's, is dioecious, early-maturing, with round-oval, golden-yellow fruits, 2 to 3 lbs (0.9-1.36 kg) in weight and higher yield.
Honey Gold It contains the best sugar content and disease resistance
Bettina It is a hybrid of Florida's 'Betty' and a Queensland strain, is a low, shrubby, dioecious plant producing well-colored, round-oval fruits weighing 3 to 5 lbs (1.36-2.27 kg).
Petersen ‘Petersen’ and ‘Bettina’ are long-standing cultivars in Queensland, Australia, were inbred for several generations to obtain pure lines.
Improved Petersen It is from local origin, dioecious, tall-growing, with fruits deficient in external color and indifferent as to keeping quality but noted for the fine color and flavor of the flesh.
Hybrid No. 5 It is the hybrid of 'Bettina 100A' with 'Petersen 170' which is smooth, yellow, rounded-oval, 3 lbs (1.36 kg) in weight, thick-fleshed, of excellent flavor and prized for marketing fresh and for canning.
Yarwun Yellow
Gold Cross
Goldy
Hong Kong
Guinea Gold It has sufficient yield and quality to be worth cultivating commercially. 'Guinea Gold' averages 2.4 lbs (a little over 1 kg) and ripens over a period of 18 months.
Golden Surprise It is a dioecious cultivar.
Sunnybank It has sufficient yield and quality to be worth cultivating commercially. 'Sunnybank' fruits average 1.39 lbs (0.63 kg), and ripen over 11 months.
Hawaii It is a dioecious cultivar.
No. 5595 It is a dioecious cultivar.
Campo Grande It is not suited to conditions at Palmira.
Tocaimera It is not suited to conditions at Palmira.
Zapote 'Zapote', with rich, red flesh is much grown on the Atlantic coast of Colombia.
Coorg Honey Dew It is a well-known cultivar., a selection from Honey Dew at Chethalli Station of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research. There are no male plants; female and bisexual occur in equal proportions. The plant is low-bearing and prolific. The fruit is long to oval, weighs 4.4 to 7.7 lbs (2-3 1/2 kg); has yellow flesh with a large cavity, and keeps fairly well.
Washington Washington popular in Bombay, has dark-red petioles and yellow flowers. The fruits are of medium size with excellent, sweet flavor.
Burliar Long Burliar Long is prolific, bearing as many as 103 fruits the first year, mostly in pairs densely packed along the stem down to 18 in (45 cm) from the ground. Seedlings are 70% females and bloom 3 months after transplanting.
Co. 1 and Co. 2v Co.1 and Co.2 were developed at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Both are dioecious and dwarf, the first fruits being borne 3 ft (1 m) from the ground. Co. 1is valued for eating fresh; Co. 2 is grown for table use and for papain extraction. The fruits are of medium size 3.3 to 5.5 lbs (1 1/2-2 1/2 kg), with yellow, sweet flesh.
Pusa Delkious Pusa Delkious (Pusa 1-15) medium size; flesh deep-orange, of excellent flavor; female and hermaphrodite plants; high-yielding.
Pusa Majesty Pusa Majesty ( Pusa 22-3 )round, of medium size; flesh yellowish, solid; keeps well and ships well; vinis resistant; hermaphrodite plants higher-yielding than the female.
Pusa Giant It is pear-shaped, 14 to 28 oz (400-800 g) in weight in high rainfall areas, and has yellow skin and pale-orange flesh.
Pusa Dwarf Pusa Dwarf (Pusa 1-45) fruit oval, of medium size. Plant is dwarf; begins bearing fruit at 10 to 12 in (25-30 cm) above the ground. In much demand for home and commercial culture; suitable for high-density plantings.
Santa Cruz Grant Santa Cruz Grant a vigorous plant mainly bisexual (having both male and female flowers), very large fruits weighing 10 to 15 lbs (4.5-6.8 kg), with firm, yellow flesh of agreeable flavor. The fruit is too large for marketing fresh but is processed both green and ripe.
Cedro Cedro is dioecious, rarely bisexual, a heavy bearer and highly resistant to anthracnose. The fruits weigh from 3 to 8 lbs (1.37-3.6 kg) but average 6 lbs (2.7 kg); have firm, yellow, melon-like flesh and are suitable for sale fresh or for processing.
Singapore Pink In Singapore Pink , the plants are mainly bisexual, producing cylindrical fruit. The minority are female with round fruit. Average weight of fruit is 5 lbs (2.27 kg) though there is variation from 2 to 7 lbs (1-3 kg). The flesh is pink. The fruit surface is prone to anthracnose in rainy periods, so, at such times, the fruits must be picked and sold in the green state. Two smaller-fruited types, 2 to 3 lbs (1-1.37 kg) in weight, with bright-yellow skin and thick, firm flesh, were selected for marketing fresh.
Cariflora Cariflora is a new cultivar developed at the recently renamed Tropical Research and Education Center of the University of Florida at Homestead. It is nearly round, about the size of a cantaloupe, with thick, dark-yellow to light-orange flesh; tolerant of papaya ringspot virus, but not resistant to papaya mosaic virus or papaya apical necrosis virus. Yield is good in southern Florida and warm lowlands of tropical America but not at elevations above 2625 ft (800 m).
Sunrise Solo Sunrise Solo (formerly HAES 63-22) was introduced from Hawaii into Puerto Rico. The fruit has pink flesh with high total solid content. In Puerto Rican trials, seeds were planted in mid-November, seedlings were transplanted to the field 2 months later, flowering occurred in April and mature fruits were harvested from early August to January. Recent selections from Puerto Rican breeding programs are P.R. 6-65 (early), P.R. 7-65 (late), and P.R. 8-65 .