Origin and Distribution

Origin and distribution

    • India is the second largest producer of papaya in the world after Brazil.
    • It is a fruit native to tropical America and commercially grown in many parts of the world viz., Australia, Hawaii, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Peru, Florida, Texas, California, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.
    • In India, it was introduced by Portuguese in 1611.
    • It is grown in Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, TN, Assam, Gujarat, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh etc.

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