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Passion Fruit Purple Granadilla Passiflora edulis 200 Seeds

Passion Fruit Purple Granadilla Passiflora edulis 200 Seeds

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Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit, is a tropical vine species native to South America, particularly Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It is widely cultivated for its flavorful and aromatic fruits, which are enjoyed fresh and used in various culinary applications.

Passion fruit vines are vigorous climbers that can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) or more in height. They have distinctive three-lobed leaves and produce intricate, ornate flowers that are typically white or purple, depending on the variety. These flowers are quite beautiful and are often grown ornamentally in addition to their fruit-bearing qualities.

The fruit of Passiflora edulis is round or oval in shape, with a tough outer rind that may be purple or yellow when ripe, depending on the variety. Inside, the fruit contains aromatic, juicy pulp filled with small edible seeds. The flavor of passion fruit is sweet-tart, with tropical notes reminiscent of mango, pineapple, and citrus.

Passion fruit is not only delicious but also rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, making it a popular choice for adding flavor and nutrition to various dishes. It is commonly used in juices, smoothies, desserts, salads, sauces, and cocktails.

Passiflora edulis thrives in warm, subtropical climates with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. It is often grown commercially in regions such as South America, Africa, Australia, and parts of Asia. Passion fruit vines can also be cultivated in home gardens, provided they are given proper support, such as trellises or fences, for climbing.

 

Growing Instructions

 

The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout.

 

  1. To scarify the seeds, sand the seed coat lightly with sandpaper.
  2. Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours.
  3. Plant the seeds ½ to 1 inch deep in moist, well-drained potting soil.
  4. Keep the seeds warm. The seeds have a better germination rate in temperatures between 70 to 85 degrees F.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. Fertilize the plants when they have several leaves and then fertilize them every few weeks during the growing season.

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