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:

Wind-less, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, when the plant full of fruit can be break by the wind or the weight of the ftuits

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Ants, spider mite

Pruning season:
All year

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers small in trumpet shape

Pollination is done by:
Self pollination

Fruits information

Fruit harvest season:
All year

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Babaco fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, dried fruit

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 month

Ripening of fruit
Can be picked when the not fully ready and be wait that will ready at home

Scientific name:

Vasconcellea × heilbornii

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