- PAPAYA - Surya
- It is the offspring of Sunrise Solo x Pink Flesh Sweet. It was selected from F14 generation.
- Hence, seeds can be produced by bagging the hermaphrodite flowers or by crossing the female flowers with hermaphrodite flowers.
- The plant is gynodioecious in nature with no male plants.
- Fruits resemble Sunrise Solo in shape.
- The plants are shorter compared to Solo.
- Skin is smooth, becomes uniformly yellow in colour on ripening.
- Fruits are medium in size of about 600 – 800 g with a small fruit cavity.
- Pulp is about 3 – 3.5 cm thick, deep red in colour and sweet with a T.S.S. of 13.5 – 15°brix.
- It does not have the odd flavour.
- Keeping quality of fruits is good.
- Yield per plant is approximately 55 – 65 kg (60 – 65t/acre).