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.