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.





About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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