Vasconcellea pubescens

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Mountain Papaya

Vasconcellea pubescens is one of the parents of the Babaco hybrid and this cool tolerant Papaya will tolerate short spells down to frost level but is best grown in warmer conditions. Like the Babaco it is easier to overwinter than normal Papaya in a heated glasshouse. The fruit is smaller and although it can be eaten raw is best cooked or made into jam. A small branching tree with very attractive foliage, growing to 8ft+ in pots.