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Products > Passiflora edulis
 
Passiflora edulis - Purple Passion Fruit

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Passifloraceae (Passion-flowers)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Passiflora edulis (Purple Passion Fruit) - An evergreen vine with intricate flowers and edible fruit. The flowers appear in summer with white petals and purple filaments and after the blooms are produced oval purple-skinned fruit with a soft juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The inside can be dished out and eaten or the juice added to other fruit juices for flavor and aroma. For eating, the skin of the fruit should be allowed to wrinkle for a few days to raise the sugar levels and enhance the flavor. Plant in full to part sun with regular watering. This species is native to Paraguay, Brazil and northeastern Argentina. Other common names include Passionfruit (as one word) used in Australia and New Zealand and Granadilla (which is used in South America and South Africa).  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Passiflora edulis.
 
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