Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis)

The Passion fruit is a sub-tropical, shallow rooted perennial climber that grows up to 15 to 20 ft tall. It flowers with a flamboyant fragrant blossom, 2 – 3 inches wide which is greenish white on the top and a rich purple color at the base.

The fruit is a 2- 3 inch long oval with a rigid, egg-like shell. The cavity filled with an aromatic mass of pulpy orange juice. The fruit quickly matures from green to yellow within a few days.

In India, it is used widely in making juices, fruit salad, jam and jelly and also eaten raw with a mixture of chili powder and salt.

4 thoughts on “Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis)

  1. Pingback: April, the shelves are starting to refill! | BlĕnзråĩДa

  2. Pingback: Απρίλιος αρχίζουν και ξαναγεμίζουν τα ράφια! | BlĕnзråĩДa.gr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s