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The papaya: botany, production and uses.

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This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the origin, history, composition and processing, production and trade, taxonomy, botany and plant development, propagation, biotechnology, cultivars and crop improvement, plant nutrition and irrigation, plant water relations, effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity, flowering and sex expression, fruit set, development, maturity and r...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 12)

Production and trade.

This chapter presents an overview of the world production, export, import and consumption trends of papaya (Carica papaya) in the US and European Union (EU) markets. Despite the noticeable rise in global demand for papaya, production issues, particularly Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) disease, remains a major obstacle to increase the supply of the fruit, because of the disease growth in papaya production has lagged behind other tropical fruits such as mangoes and pineapples. Although there is a niche market for organic papaya, especially in the USA, because of the severity of the PRSV disease, major scale production of organic papayas remains an elusive target. Promotion and advertising activities touting the health benefits of papayas are needed to strengthen demand for the fruit and improve prices in export markets. Countries such as Mexico and Guatemala have been responsive to opportunities in the US import papaya market, given their close proximity to the USA.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Origin, history, composition and processing. Author(s): Sisir Mitra Fuentes, G. Chan, A. Girón, A. Estrella, H. Espadas, F. Talavera, C. Santamaria, J. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Taxonomy, botany and plant development. Author(s): Jiménez, V. M. Gutiérrez-Soto, M. V. Barboza-Barquero, L. Guevara, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Propagation. Author(s): Sisir Mitra
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Biotechnology. Author(s): Kanchana-udomkan, C. Nantawan, U. Drew, R. Ford, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 68) Varieties and crop improvement. Author(s): Sisir Mitra Sharma, S. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 102) Nutrition and irrigation. Author(s): Sisir Mitra
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Plant water relations. Author(s): Girón, A. Alcocer, C. Espadas, F. Talavera, C. Estrella, H. Chan, A. Fuentes, G. Sisir Mitra Santamaria, J. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 130) Effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity. Author(s): Zhou ZiWei Ford, R. Kanchana-Udomkan, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 143) Flowering and sex expression. Author(s): Huang JianZhi Cheng TingChi Lee WenLi Lee ChenYu Chin ShihWen Chen FureChyi
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 161) Fruit set, development, maturity and ripening. Author(s): Resende, E. D. de Cuevas González, J. Fabi, J. P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 180) Physiological disorders. Author(s): Tajidin, N. E. Mohamad Munirah Shukor, N. I. A. Ahmad, S. H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 194) Insect and nematode pests. Author(s): Khan, M. R. Amalendu Ghosh
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 204) Diseases. Author(s): Vawdrey, L. L. Campbell, P. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 226) Greenhouse cultivation. Author(s): Galán Saúco, V. Pérez Hernández, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 237) Postharvest handling, storage and quality. Author(s): Pauziah Muda Chen Jung [Chen, J. N.] Paull, R. E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Homestead, Florida, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789241907
  • Record Number
  • 20203394525