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We thought we had lost our Babaco when we had a strong wind last year that sheered the top off to the ground. But here it is again in it's glory. The Fruit is beautiful, like having a Sherbet in a Fruit tasting like a Tropical Fruit Salad.

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 28, 2019 at 10:13

I have found another site that is very informative and useful.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 28, 2019 at 6:55

Hi Dave, the Babaco does not taste like a usual Paw Paw but rather more like Strawberry, Pineapple and Papaya, an almost effervescent (like sherbet) flavour. The high papain content of Babaco makes it an excellent meat tenderizer. Originally from Ecuador.

Here are a couple of sites that will give a little information and recipes -

Comment by Dave Riley on February 26, 2019 at 11:43

How does Babaco compare to its cousins, the paw paw family? In taste? Usage? Growth? Harvest?

Comment by Lissa on February 26, 2019 at 8:38

Well done you for succeeding with Babaco! Delicous.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 25, 2019 at 18:03

Thanks for the up's on the Chutney, I will have to look it up. Maybe I will ask GOOGLE HOME for the recipe, Ha, Ha.....I'm getting the hang of it..

Comment by Christa on February 25, 2019 at 15:59

Wow!  A grafted Babaco and it is loaded again.  Well spotted Dianne, hope you enjoy the ripe fruit. There is a good Babaco chutney on the net.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 25, 2019 at 13:15

Sounds pretty darn good to me!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 25, 2019 at 9:51

If you open up the photo you will see the whole tree.

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