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Mountain Paw Paw

Bright yellow fruit about the size of a small apple, but with strongly lobed longitudinal segments. Fruit is formed on new growth.

Habit - Large distinguished evergreen leaves up to 60cm across and deeply lobed. There is a coating of hairs on the underside of the leaves.

Size - Quick growing round headed small tree to 2-4 metres.

Pollination - Fruit is produced within 2 years if male and female flowers are present. Male and female flowers may be produced on the same plant or seperate plants. A plant may vary from male to female during the year. Therefore, to ensure pollination more than one plant is needed. The white/green waxy flowers are borne in the leaf axils.

Harvest - Harvest when fruit turns yellow and slightly softened, late winter to early summer.

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