Giant Granadilla Passion Fruit
Quite possibly the largest fruiting Passiflora, the Giant Granadilla passion fruit is a sight to behold when in flower or when fruiting. Large, ornate flowers precede the delicious, tangy passion fruits. Plants are less hardy than Passiflora edulis, withstanding no frost, but make a great greenhouse or conservatory specimen or sunny window vine if you can give it adequate structure to climb and support its giant fruits.
We’ve been wanting to grow this one for years and finally received some good material to clone from.
Passion fruit has a multitude of uses, from juices to cocktails as well as baked goods and ice cream toppings. The possibilities are endless. Add fresh passion fruit to any dish that needs some tropical sweet tang added to it! Given the difficulty of finding fresh passion fruit in most of our local markets it only makes sense to grow your own if you want to taste this tropical treat on a regular basis!
Latin Name: Passiflora quadrangularis
Site and Soil: Passion fruit prefers full to half day sun. Well draining soil is extremely important and soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.5 and rich in organic matter
Pollination Requirements: Giant Granadilla Passion Fruit is self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to 35º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 20-30 feet in ground, smaller in pots
Bloom Time: Will bloom continually under ideal conditions
Ripening Time: Will fruit continually under ideal conditions
Pests & Diseases: Nematodes and snails can be a problem when passion fruit is planted in ground and is susceptible to Fusarium wilt disease
USDA Zone: 10-12