Papaya is a tropical fruit that has high nutritive & medicinal value. India is the leading producer of Papaya in the world producing about 3 million tons every year. Papaya is mainly cultivated in Indian states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala & Madhya Pradesh.
Papaya is a rich source of vitamin A and C &is used in the manufacturing of chewing gums & cosmetic products. Papaya is a tropical fruit that grows well in sub-tropical regions of the country up to 1000 m above sea level. Deep, well-drained sandy loam soil which is rich in organic matter is ideal for the growth of Papaya.