Passiflora edulis
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Passiflora edulis

purple granadilla
passion fruit

  family passifloraceae 
  genus passiflora 

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Genus  Passiflora Species  edulis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  purple granadilla   passion fruit Family  PASSIFLORACEAE Specimen number  S2583 Data source  GrUnFr p259
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  20' - 30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 2 inch long, oval shaped, purple colored hard leathery rind, orange colored juicy pulp. It has good acidity, fragrance, and flavor. Its nutritional value includes minerals. Among its many possible uses in the kitchen, Passiflora edulis is often used in jelly and as a flavoring. Passion fruit (sometimes called purple granadilla) is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly   Flavoring   Fresh Nutritional value  Minerals Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 2 inch long, oval shaped, purple colored hard leathery rind, orange colored juicy pulp Flavor / texture  has good acidity, fragrance, and flavor
Horticulture notes  Passiflora edulis is self fertile. Passion fruit (in some places called purple granadilla) is typically propagated using a cutting. This plant may have originated from Brazil.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Passiflora edulis is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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