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Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:32pm On Feb 02, 2018
I just got a 25 seed Vega f1 variety of pawpaw or papaya and this is the nursery below.

I am using this to test how good the fruit is and possibly get a 5 hectare or large farm near Lokoja or Abuja to run the real farm.

The journey just began today by preparing a nursery for the 25 seeds. I expect at least a 70% germination rate from this variety.

A hectare of papaya contains between 4000-6000 stands and yields average of 4000-6000 fruits weekly.

This variety is expected to yield between 60-100 fruits in the next 18 months.

I will be making use of moringa foliar fertilizer to be prepared locally at home. This will serve as fertilizer and pesticide/fungicide. Plants sprayed with this foliar yields more than 30% above average

Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by jamp: 8:23pm On Feb 02, 2018
Following sir
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Pavore9: 8:30pm On Feb 02, 2018
Following....
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:19am On Feb 03, 2018
You are welcome
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:20am On Feb 03, 2018
VEGA F1 (from Manufacturer East-West seeds)
A vigorous hybrid with semi-dwarf plant habit & good fruit setting ability

Characteristics:
A vigorous hybrid with semi-dwarf plant habit
Good fruit setting ability
High yield potential
Medium fruit size with attractive red flesh
Firm fruits, very sweet
Maturity 8-9 months after transplanting
Weight 1 - 1.2 kg
Brix % - 12 - 14

Resistances / Tolerances:
Intermediate tolerance to Papaya Ring Spot Virus
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:24am On Feb 03, 2018
The Brix value of 12-14 makes it one of the sweetest fruit ever. Its sweeter than its sibling the red royale papaya.
Infact, its being compared to some sugar cane variety.

A farmer who has the red royale which is less sweet says the variety markets itself due to the sweet flavour and soft texture.

The Vega f1 has a smaller fruit compared to the red royale.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by shurinz(m): 5:23pm On Feb 03, 2018
good one, ride on
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Chikach: 9:38pm On Feb 13, 2018
Following
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by ogb5(m): 5:03am On Feb 14, 2018
Let see how it goes. I like to know the % germination rate achieved
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 7:09am On Feb 14, 2018
ogb5:
Let see how it goes. I like to know the % germination rate achieved
Curios too. Expecting its growth from this weekend. I bought some for an office colleague and out of 15 seeds, 8 seeds germinated exactly two weeks after. Mine will be two weeks by weekend.

I also planted two moringa plants and one sprouted exactly a week after.

I did some repositioning of my nursery. Toads will resting in it in the evening and I had to elevate the bags on a zinc container to avoid damage to the young seeds especially when they are sprouting.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:37pm On Feb 17, 2018
Three have already sprouted. Waiting for others.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:38pm On Feb 17, 2018
6 months old farm for Vega f1 papaya

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 3:16am On Feb 22, 2018
So far, about 15/25 vega papaya and 2/2 moringa oleifera seeds have germinated. I will update with pictures

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by shurinz(m): 11:26pm On Mar 02, 2018
good job

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by eddyline(m): 12:17am On Mar 03, 2018
pls how do I lay my hands on these seeds?
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:00am On Mar 03, 2018
eddyline:
pls how do I lay my hands on these seeds?
I can get you the link from Ibadan. Its was 80 per seed when I bought it. Transportation depends on your location.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:02am On Mar 03, 2018
Only 15/25 (60%) sprouted though my colleague got 11/15 (70%) germination rate

Will be transplanting in two weeks time. The growth is so slow!
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:05am On Mar 03, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
So far, about 15/25 vega papaya and 2/2 moringa oleifera seeds have germinated. I will update with pictures
As at one week ago

Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by soil9: 11:15am On Mar 03, 2018
EMMAACHILE:

I can get you the link from Ibadan. Its was 80 per seed when I bought it. Transportation depends on your location.
hello sir.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by eddyline(m): 1:31pm On Mar 03, 2018
EMMAACHILE:

I can get you the link from Ibadan. Its was 80 per seed when I bought it. Transportation depends on your location.
do help me with the link. thanks

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:31pm On Mar 03, 2018
soil9:
hello sir. i am the Product Development Specialist of Eastwest seeds in Nigeria. i am quite surprise that you got low germination percentage. visit our knowledge transfer website to understand how to break papaya seed dormancy. u can reach me via email at marinus.ugbaje@eastwestseed.com
fir Technical assistance
I will do that
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by suyamasta(m): 11:01am On Mar 28, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
6 months old farm for Vega f1 papaya
Wow six months and its already fruiting? Waawu
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:16pm On Mar 28, 2018
suyamasta:
Wow six months and its already fruiting? Waawu
It's normally starts fruiting from 6 - 9 months and will continue for at least two more years.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:17pm On Mar 28, 2018
I will be transplanting from nursery to the ground in my compound in Lokoja by weekend.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by DEBJOCH1(m): 9:42pm On Mar 28, 2018
please I need the seed as well.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Soloxam(m): 11:48pm On Mar 28, 2018
I know someone who sell this variety in Ibadan, you can call/Whatapp +2348058277887.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by happybrother: 3:23am On Mar 29, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
I just got a 25 seed Vega f1 variety of pawpaw or papaya and this is the nursery below.

I am using this to test how good the fruit is and possibly get a 5 hectare or large farm near Lokoja or Abuja to run the real farm.

The journey just began today by preparing a nursery for the 25 seeds. I expect at least a 70% germination rate from this variety.

A hectare of papaya contains between 4000-6000 stands and yields average of 4000-6000 fruits weekly.

This variety is expected to yield between 60-100 fruits in the next 18 months.

I will be making use of moringa foliar fertilizer to be prepared locally at home. This will serve as fertilizer and pesticide/fungicide. Plants sprayed with this foliar yields more than 30% above average

Pls correct the error, 1 hectare can't accommodate more than 1111 plants of papaya your 4000 to 6000 is misleading
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 4:37am On Mar 29, 2018
happybrother:


Pls correct the error, 1 hectare can't accommodate more than 1111 plants of papaya your 4000 to 6000 is misleading
Which spacing are you using to get 1111 plants?
A spacing of 1.5m*1.5m will accommodate around 4000 stands on a hectare without a runaway through the farm.

More popular density is 1.8m*1.8m which will accommodate approximately 2700 stands without a runway.

There are higher densities of 1.2m*1.2m used in Asia which will accommodate about 6000 stands though not recommended except you have the expertise to run it.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 4:43am On Mar 29, 2018
Soloxam:
I know someone who sell this variety in Ibadan, you can call/Whatapp +2348058277887.
I bought it through the lady you recommended. Weldone Mr Soloxam.

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