Tree melon is famous to the local name of Papaya in Sistan and Baluchistan region. The total surface area of this rare tropical product in this region is less than 30 Hectare.
Every Papaya tree that in every season of the year has both flower and fruit, has about thousand kilogram products in a year.
People pay attention to this plant because of Gentle and Pleasant taste that is as same as the taste of Cantaloupe with the special aroma of itself and also because of ease of planting and arriving at the fruit very soon in the whole year.
Local people consume this plant because of its medicinal properties that some of them are as follow:
- Treatment of digestive diseases
- Treatment of Heart diseases
- Treatment of vascular diseases
- Treatment of Bowel cancer
Papaya is the plant that is in the groups of lentils, ever green, with one trunk and soft wood with the height of 1 to 10 meter.
This kind of plant can live for 20 years but the useful and economic life of that is not more than 3 years.
Usually, the first product of this tree is coming out after 12 months. Every flower about 145-165 days after pollination come to be a complete fruit. When fruits are coming to be complete the colour of them change from green to yellow and even orange colours.
You can pick these fruits after they are coming to be complete and save them in the warehouse or send them to the distant points.
Keeping or transport these fruits because of the thin skin of them needs lots of attentions.
Sistan and Baluchistan province has good weather for producing and keeping such these fruit. Some of these fruits are as follow:
- Guava or local olives