Carica pentagona 'Heilborn'

Distantly related to the papaya, this subtropical fruit is well-suited to containers or greenhouse cultivation in Northern California. Bright taxicab yellow fruits are about 12″ long, with juicy, perfumey flesh, and overtones of strawberry, pineapple, and papaya! Incredible made into a jam with candied ginger.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost tender, but can survive outside if protected from frost

Habit: Up to 15' tall herb with an erect, softwood trunk

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Average

Origin: Ecuador

Additional Characteristics: Good in Containers