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Plant Catalogue



Babaco Cross

Vasconcellea Spp.

This is an unidentified member of the Vasconcellea genus, we believe it to be a cross between a Babaco and a Mountain Papaya. It is larger and more vigorous tree than either of its parents, and often begins fruiting faster too.


The fruit are between a Mountain Papaya and a Babaco in size, and the skin can be eaten along with the flesh. It is sweeter than a Mountain Papaya and it fruits heavily from it’s second year.


It has similar growth and care requirements to other papaya species, needing good drainage and preferring a warm, sheltered, frost free spot. It would probably benefit from another papaya type for pollination, such as a Babaco, Mountain Papaya, Oak Leaf Papaya or similar.


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