The Babaco

Happily, our babaco both have fruit forming on them. One has had fruit forming for nearly a year now I think, it seems to be taking a loooooong time. The other has just flowered and it looks like a couple of the fruit are going to stay on the tree which is exciting. You can see the more mature fruit in the background on the other tree. I am also amazed by the flowers. Very pretty and unusual.

Both of these are in pots and they seem to like it in the little sun-trap corner of the backyard so that is where they have settled. I would like to grow papaya but am limited for room given the number of trees required. These self-fertilising babaco are filling that gap so far and I should be able to propagate more from these two plants in time which will give us a more continual supply hopefully.

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