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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:39am On Oct 27, 2018
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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Aremolekunowo(m): 8:49am On Oct 31, 2018
please I need the contact for the Malaysia 1 foot pawpaw ASAP..... please help me with it ,,08025863159
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Aremolekunowo(m): 8:52am On Oct 31, 2018
OK thanks my brother
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 8:41am On Nov 01, 2018
4 pounds weight

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 8:44am On Nov 01, 2018
Will test the market soon for current prices for wholesale papaya. Time to go for the real commercial farm production.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:56pm On Nov 08, 2018
Vega f1 fruiting. Fertilizer or Organic mulch always needed as it is a heavy feeder.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:16pm On Nov 08, 2018
All six plants counting from previous page. Those close to more water are larger but will try to use mulch to preserve water for others. 20 litres used every 2/3 days per plant

Fertlizer used monthly was npk 20:10:10 but will use expired Haifa NPK bonus (foliar fertilizer) which i bought and stored many years ago.
Mulching done with kitchen scrap and lots of dried grasses including poultry manure
Moringa solution used as fertilizer/spray too.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Idemujoseph: 10:34pm On Nov 08, 2018
Mr Emma I am following you sir! I hope to plant 7,000 seeds next year. I am a corps member.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Madas1986: 5:26am On Nov 09, 2018
plz where do you stay in lokoja
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by akorcy(m): 10:50am On Nov 09, 2018
Oga Emma.... weldon, pls can you update us about the marketing of commercial papaya (current market price)

thanks
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 11:25am On Nov 09, 2018
akorcy:
Oga Emma.... weldon, pls can you update us about the marketing of commercial papaya (current market price)

thanks
Market price as at Tuesday was average of N100-N200 to wholesalers depending on size.

They have not had supply for a long time this year from Edo state. I guess most farmers use the local variety and others don't irrigate the farms. Meaning one can decide to sell even higher during the raining season when there will be no supply.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by akorcy(m): 12:31pm On Nov 09, 2018
Thanks for the info.. May God continue to bless you for the nice job you are doing here
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 4:24pm On Nov 09, 2018
Idemujoseph:
Mr Emma I am following you sir! I hope to plant 7,000 seeds next year. I am a corps member.
That's about 3.5 hectares of land required and irrigation will be the biggest cost.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by abilityC: 3:57pm On Nov 10, 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
Wow congrats so the journey from February has reached a point of harvest shocked thank you for sharing this golden information, as in if i no plant this f1 next year i go vex for my self.
is there a way one can control harvest so that one will not be in a hurry to sellof all at once? i was thinking of maybe spaced planting e.g plant 100 this week then plant another 100 next week so that when it comes to harvest it will be weekly instead of all at once??

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by abilityC: 4:04pm On Nov 10, 2018
EMMAACHILE:

That's about 3.5 hectares of land required and irrigation will be the biggest cost.

I think borehole or a well would be useful here
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by abilityC: 4:07pm On Nov 10, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
Will test the market soon for current prices for wholesale papaya. Time to go for the real commercial farm production.
Slice am make we see inside na, is it sweet?
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:12pm On Nov 10, 2018
abilityC:

Wow congrats so the journey from February has reached a point of harvest shocked thank you for sharing this golden information, as in if i no plant this f1 next year i go vex for my self.
is there a way one can control harvest so that one will not be in a hurry to sellof all at once? i was thinking of maybe spaced planting e.g plant 100 this week then plant another 100 next week so that when it comes to harvest it will be weekly instead of all at once??
Hahaha. Agric looks like the next best thing to make money outside the Fulani menace. No job pays like a large hybrid improved farm. Other crops to consider include Wambugu apple, Moringa imported seedling or even a Plantain plantation.

The fruits can stay fresh on the tree for two weeks or more if not plugged. From my observation, the 13 plugged so far ripen faster when on ground and will stay fresh for up to 10 days. Its advisable to plug when you see sign of yellow colouration on the fruit.

The taste is super sweet with some not having seeds at all. Its a little firm from the outside but very soft on the inside.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:15pm On Nov 10, 2018
abilityC:

I think borehole or a well would be useful here
If its your own land, borehole will serve with a drip irrigation system but if there is a water source close by, you can use a raingun installation for the farm.

The papaya plantation I learnt can be intercroped with pepper, onion or cabbage or plants that like shade like bitter leaf or Curry plant.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by manya(m): 9:53pm On Nov 10, 2018
EMMAACHILE:

Hahaha. Agric looks like the next best thing to make money outside the Fulani menace. No job pays like a large hybrid improved farm. Other crops to consider include Wambugu apple, Moringa imported seedling or even a Plantain plantation.
Thank you Emma for this info. I have heard about this Wambugu apple some time back. Do you know how and where i can get the seeds? Kindly help please.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:09pm On Nov 10, 2018
manya:

Thank you Emma for this info. I have heard about this Wambugu apple some time back. Do you know how and where i can get the seeds? Kindly help please.
Its sold by a firm around Ogun area.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by manya(m): 8:42am On Nov 11, 2018
EMMAACHILE:

Its sold by a firm around Ogun area.
Thank you. Let me have the contact of the firm.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by manya(m): 2:49pm On Nov 18, 2018
Thank you EMMAACHILE for the contact you gave me about malaysia f1 foot seeds. I have already placed my order.
There is this papaya from indonesia called ipb9, if anyone can help me with contact details of someome selling the seeds in Nigeria, i will appreciate.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by gabrielokeke555(m): 7:15pm On Nov 22, 2018
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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:41pm On Dec 10, 2018
Some observations with the Vega f1 during the dry season in central Nigeria
1. If I don't wet the ground everyday, it will abort fruits meaning it will be needing a lot of water and plenty mulching to avoid this.
2. The leaves tend to burn during the dry season due to the sun furnace in the day especially days I don't water.
3. The production is superb as I even had to sell some because the production is average of 3 fruits per tree per week.

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by akorcy(m): 10:35am On Dec 11, 2018
Thanks for the info oga Emma

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Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by UncleSaka: 6:01pm On Dec 11, 2018
Hello!
I would like to make an inquiry about developing a pawpaw orchard on 1 hectare of Land. The idea is to be able to process the pawpaw leaves and produce as an anti-cancer substitute while also selling the fruits. Can you please give me an idea of 1) how and where the pawpaw seedlings can be obtained. 2) the kinds of machinery needed for the papaya leaves processing and its related cost and 3) how the farm can be set up and sustained. Thank you very much
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:57pm On Dec 11, 2018
UncleSaka:
Hello!
I would like to make an inquiry about developing a pawpaw orchard on 1 hectare of Land. The idea is to be able to process the pawpaw leaves and produce as an anti-cancer substitute while also selling the fruits. Can you please give me an idea of 1) how and where the pawpaw seedlings can be obtained. 2) the kinds of machinery needed for the papaya leaves processing and its related cost and 3) how the farm can be set up and sustained. Thank you very much
1. You can get from Seedworld
2. No idea
3. Spacing is 2*2m and approximately 2000 per hectare. You may need to tile the ground for ease of planting the seedlings from the nursery.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by mfm04622: 3:46pm On Dec 12, 2018
abilityC:

I think borehole or a well would be useful here

You will need multiple boreholes or wells for that size of land
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by manya(m): 2:32pm On Dec 13, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
Some observations with the Vega f1 during the dry season in central Nigeria
1. If I don't wet the ground everyday, it will abort fruits meaning it will be needing a lot of water and plenty mulching to avoid this.
2. The leaves tend to burn during the dry season due to the sun furnace in the day especially days I don't water.
3. The production is superb as I even had to sell some because the production is average of 3 fruits per tree per week.
Thank you Mr Emma for this info, very kind of you.
My Malaysian 1foot papaya seeds have arrived from the person whose contact you gave me. My concern now is would there be any problem planting then in this harmattan season considering our lower temperature in Bauchi used to drop to 15 degree celcius. Will they germinate in this temperature?
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by EMMAACHILE(m): 5:25pm On Dec 13, 2018
manya:

Thank you Mr Emma for this info, very kind of you.
My Malaysian 1foot papaya seeds have arrived from the person whose contact you gave me. My concern now is would there be any problem planting then in this harmattan season considering our lower temperature in Bauchi used to drop to 15 degree celcius. Will they germinate in this temperature?
If you have irrigation, you can plant.
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by mrvitalis(m): 9:54am On Dec 18, 2018
EMMAACHILE:
Will test the market soon for current prices for wholesale papaya. Time to go for the real commercial farm production.

Like I told you before boss... Today we are going to pay for the land we leased in IMO state, it's supposed to be 20 hectares minimum but my surveyors would tell us the exact number

I want to go with Lady Red but this vega is impressive with its number of fruits... Would definitely love to consult you even if it's paying

Looking at irrigation pipes at allibaba, being a mechanical engineer ...im really looking for a way to do the irrigation at the cheapest cost...

Would really love to work with u on this
Re: Vega F1 Pawpaw Trial In Lokoja, Kogi State by Cocoboms(m): 12:06pm On Dec 18, 2018
mrvitalis:


Like I told you before boss... Today we are going to pay for the land we leased in IMO state, it's supposed to be 20 hectares minimum but my surveyors would tell us the exact number

I want to go with Lady Red but this vega is impressive with its number of fruits... Would definitely love to consult you even if it's paying

Looking at irrigation pipes at allibaba, being a mechanical engineer ...im really looking for a way to do the irrigation at the cheapest cost...

Would really love to work with u on this

Sir, you wanna do 20hectares of papaya shocked perhaps you are thinking of going into export or processing

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