Fiji Time: 10:05 AM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Grow more pawpaws

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, March 21, 2014

FARMERS in the Western Division are being encouraged to grow Fiji Red pawpaws.

According to Nature's Way Cooperative CEO Michael Brown, the fact that the locally-grown fruit is highly sought after in overseas markets and is relatively easy to grow, makes pawpaw an attractive agriculture commodity.

"Fiji's tropical climate and rich volcanic soil offer excellent growing conditions for this Hawaiian solo 'sunrise' variety pawpaw," he said.

"Fiji Red pawpaw trees consistently produce fruit that combine exceptional sweetness, flavour, strong red coloured flesh, good size characteristics and good keeping qualities."

Mr Brown said Fiji was identified to be well-placed as a substantial papaw exporter, based on a number of considerations.

"These include favourable soils and climate, favourable pest and disease status and a functioning commercial quarantine treatment in Nature's Way."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64140.6224
JPY 52.010249.0102
GBP 0.36840.3604
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples
  2. Fitter and faster
  3. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases
  4. Vocea: No jobs lost
  5. Villagers wary of environmental damage
  6. $4m bauxite export
  7. Probe into deaths continue
  8. Praise for State efforts
  9. $2m to ease burden
  10. Chasing Olympic Games history

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  3. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  4. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  5. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Bring it on Rio Wednesday (20 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)