Babaco growing herbaceous of the genus Vasconcellea also known as Carica pentagona, Babaco perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flower color yellow in trumpet shape, the flowers grow on the main stems and only female flowers grow on the plant.
Babaco papya fruit
Fruit color yellow-green, shape oval the size 5-20 cm, the fruits are seedless
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Requirements for Babaco growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, when the plant full of fruit can be break by the wind or the weight of the ftuits
Pests and diseases:
Ants, spider mite
How to prune:
Old leaves, recommend not pruning the branches but if the branches break reccomand to cut and evening to cover it with paste or something
Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow flowers small in trumpet shape
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Babaco fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, dried fruit
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Can be picked when the not fully ready and be wait that will ready at home
Vasconcellea × heilbornii