Passion Fruit


  Passionfruit are a small, round fruit with a hard purple casing. Inside the fruit is a delicious, sweet and tangy yellow pulp that contains edible seeds. A single, fragrant flower, 2 to 3 inches wide, is born at each node on the new growth. The flower of the yellow is the more showy, with more intense color. It can grow 15 to 20 ft. per year once established and must have strong support. It is generally short-lived (5 to 7 years).The evergreen leaves of passion fruit are 3 to 8 inches long, deep green and glossy above, paler and dull beneath and, like the young stems and tendrils, tinged with red or purple, specially in the yellow form. In this year peak periods are, first, August to December, and, second, March to May. At the latter time, the fruits are somewhat smaller, with less juice.

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