La Triloba It is one of the few tropical species that can live well in climates with frost, and not the weak ones, but the intense ones. It is a tree that also produces edible fruits, and that has large leaves, a magnificent green color and flowers ... not beautiful, the following 😉.
Its cultivation is not difficult, since in fact it can be had in large but also small gardens, and even in pots.
Origin and characteristics
It is a shrub or small tree about 5 meters high native to the eastern United States popularly known as Florida chiromoyo, Assimina, Pawpaw or Mountain Banana. The leaves are deciduous, large, up to 15-20cm long by 4-5cm wide.
Blooms in spring. The flowers are burgundy red. The fruit is edible, about 15cm long with a flavor between mango and banana.
There are a few, the following being the most recommended for being self-fertile:
- Davis: it is very productive. Its fruits are elongated, with a green skin and yellow pulp.
- overleese: produces fruits grouped in three or five, with few seeds.
- Prima: produces fruits with yellow pulp.
- Sunflower: produces fruits that are grouped in 3-5, with pale pulp.
What are their cares?
If you want to have a copy of Triloba, we recommend you take care of it as follows:
- Location: outside, in an area where little by little, as it grows, it is increasingly exposed to direct sun. When young it needs partial shade.
- Garden: fertile, with good drainage.
- Pot: you can fill it with mulch.
- Irrigation: about 3-4 times a week in summer, and the rest a little less often.
- Subscriber: in spring and summer, with organic fertilizers.
- Multiplication: by seeds in summer.
- Rusticity: resists up to -20ºC, although at 0 degrees it loses its leaves.
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