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BABACO - Champagne Fruit

BABACO - CHAMPAGNE FRUIT

Vasconcellea x heilbornii
Member $29.95
A feature plant in our sub-tropical food gardens at Heronswood, this tropical-looking small tree produces lemon sherbet-flavoured melons, also known as 'Champagne Fruit', in its second year. This is the paw-paw for southern gardeners, with the combination of exotic fruit and lush palm- like leaves. No need for a pollinating partner as the Babaco will happily produce fruit without a mate. Protect from frost.
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PLANTS: WBAB

Growing Information

Heat Zone 4 - 12
Height To 250cm
Position in FULL SUN/PART SHADE
Harvest in Dec - Mar
Pot Size: Tree Pot
Cold Zone 10 - 11
Width To 60cm
Seasonal watering as necessary
EVERGREEN

Growing Tips

Open up your plant parcel as soon as it arrives. Place your plant in a light, airy position and give it some water.

BABACO - CHAMPAGNE FRUIT

Vasconcellea x heilbornii
Member $29.95
A feature plant in our sub-tropical food gardens at Heronswood, this tropical-looking small tree produces lemon sherbet-flavoured melons, also known as 'Champagne Fruit', in its second year. This is the paw-paw for southern gardeners, with the combination of exotic fruit and lush palm- like leaves. No need for a pollinating partner as the Babaco will happily produce fruit without a mate. Protect from frost.
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PLANTS: WBAB
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