Passion Fruit

PASSIFLORA EDULIS POSSUM PURPLE
Height: 12ft
Zone: 9-11
Notes:
This amazing passion flower not only produces delicious, sweet purple fruit about the size of a Goose egg,
it also has attractive frilly-edged flowers that Passiflora are known for. It is self-pollinating with fruit
appearing effortlessly and will fruit in a 10” pot. A strong vigorous grower that with a little encouragement
makes a fine hanging basket. Periodically just wrap the wandering vines around the basket and in no time
fruit will be dangling from the dark green leaves. Give full sun for best performance. Aug-Nov. The pulp is used extensively in fruit drinks like Hawaiian punch, and it is often used in baked desserts as well.

PASSIFLORA EDULIS ‘SWEET SUNRISE’
Height: 12ft
Zone: 9-11
Notes:
Yellow Passion Fruit, delicious baseball sized fruit, flavour is appealing, musky, guava-like, acid. Great for
drinks. Self pollinating. Aug-Nov

PASSIFLORA EDULIS ‘QUADRANGULARIS’
Height: 20ft
Zone: 9-11
Notes:
Giant green to yellow passion fruit reaching over one foot in diameter. Pulp is not as flavourful as the
common Passion fruit, but still tasty and often eaten or used in drinks. The largest species of Passion fruit
in the world. Their pendulous flowers are very large and showy, as well as fragrant, which is very sweet
and strong, and carries on the breeze. You can smell them from across the garden. There is not any trick to
growing this vine, protect it from cold as frost will kill it. It can be grown in a container (as large as
possible for roots to run as it will not flower or fruit as well in a smaller container). The alternate leaves
are ovate, 3 1/4″ to 6″ wide, and 6″ to 8″ long. The solitary, fragrant flowers, up to 5″ wide, have 5 sepals
and 5, 2″ long, petals that are reddish-pink; the corona filaments are purple-and-white below, blue in the
middle and white at the tip. The pleasingly aromatic, melon-sized fruit is longitudinally lobed; has a thin,
pale green, rind which is often blushed with pink and edible. Lightly sweet with the texture resembling a
dry pear. Underneath that, is a layer of firm, mealy, white flesh, 1″ to 1 1/2″ thick, with a mild and sweet
flavour. The central cavity is filled with juice and sweet-acid pulp, enclosing oval, dark brown seeds.

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