Vasconcellea x heilbornii is a hybrid related to papaya that produces similar-looking fruit but is more cold tolerant.
Vasconcellea x heilbornii is a hybrid plant from Ecuador related to papaya named babaco or champagne fruit. At approximately two feet in height, this plant will begin to produce long, slender, edible fruit. Performs outstanding in containers and will tolerate colder temperatures than traditional papayas (just above freezing).
Common Name: Babaco Papaya/Champagne Fruit
Family: Caricaceae (The Papaya Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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