Babaco Papaya (Vasconcellea × heilbornii)

34.95 CAD

A superb container plant from Ecuador, Babaco has long slender fruit with the most amazing bouquet of flavor and an intensely juicy pulp. Also known as the Mountain Papaya, it can take winter temperatures just above freezing, unlike the standard papaya that suffers when temperatures are kept below 60ºF. The fruit is seedless and can reach 8-10” in length. Mature container-grown plants produce 7-10 fruits annually. The plant grows quickly during the warmth of summer and will begin fruiting at about 2’ in height.