PABACHI (Pawpaw, Babaco, Toronchi cross)

The cold-tolerant hybrid 'Pabachi' is a Pawpaw/Babaco/Toronchi cross. Big juicy fleshy fruit. Slightly effervescent, and fragrant with excellent flavour. and The  plump 20cm fruit are sweet and tasty without any of the rubbery texture of the common mountain pawpaw.

Sun or semi-shade, warm conditions. Grows 2m high and 1m wide.

Claire tells me this cross was done by the Austen brothers at Exotic Nurseries near Kaitaia back in the 1990s.

A very unusual, attractive addition to your sub-tropical food forest!

PABACHI (Pawpaw, Babaco, Toronchi cross)


    Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,