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If you've got the space to grow pawpaw trees, we really recommend giving these exotic fruits a go. The self-fertile trees will be pollinated by insects and produce delicious, tropical fruits that can be harvested from September.
This attractive, self-fertile, multi-stemmed tree bears glossy foliage and vibrant, funnel shaped, orange flowers over a long period throughout summer. The leathery-skinned, brown fruits form at the base of the flowers and ripen during mild autumns for harvesting in October and November. Enjoy the sweet-sharp fleshy fruits in desserts and savoury dishes or use the pomegranate 'kernels' to make a fragrant juice.
Often associated with much warmer climates, Pomegranate 'Provence' is surprisingly hardy in the UK, tolerating temperatures down to -15C (5F) when grown in a sheltered position. In particularly cold areas it can be grown in a large container and moved to a warmer position during the winter months. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.5m (5').
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 3 years.
Andrew Tokely says
"A surprisingly easy, attractive and productive tree for the garden or a patio container."
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