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If you want to enjoy an exotic fruit tree, you should buy an Indian banana. Find out here which care you need to give to the Indian banana.
The Indian banana (three-lobed Papau, Asimina triloba) actually comes from North America and is called there by the Indians Pawpaw. And just this tree would be a nice gem in the garden. Above all, he would be a real rarity.
In addition, it produces very tasty, sweet and vitamin-rich fruits. According to the descriptions of the nursery Pötschke, its fruit tastes of banana, pineapple, mango and vanilla! If that's not a tasty mix.
The tree grows relatively slowly, in the year no more than 30 centimeters and reaches its final height at only 3 to 4 meters. Please keep in mind that you can not expect fruits in the first years. But that's also the case with many other fruit trees.
With the domestic temperatures, the Indian banana gets along very well. The tree is hardy and does not bother to minus temperatures down to -20 degrees.
Fruits are ripe in August
Once the tree has reached a certain size, it forms the first flowers in spring. The fruits are ripe from August. Not all mature at the same time, so you can reap until October.
Here is a picture of fruits of the Indian tree of our reader Mrs. Bettina Stein:
The Indian tree is frost-resistant up to a temperature of -20 degrees and needs a sunny and warm location. The fruits are up to 20 centimeters long and have a yellowish soft flesh that tastes very delicious. You can easily spoon out the pulp from the fruit.