Nutritional requirements of papaya cv. Coorg Honey Dew were worked out and a fertiliser dose of 250 g each of N and P2O5 and 500 g K2O/plant/year recorded the maximum fruit yield of 186 t/ha. Leaf nutrient standards were worked out for papaya including the leaf tissue for sampling. The recently matured leaf (6th leaf from top) was found to be optimum for leaf analysis. High density planting was standardized and 3968 plants/ha. recorded maximum fruit yield and cost benefit ratio.