Sweet Granadilla

sweetgranadilla

Botanical Name: Passiflora ligularis (from the plant’s ligulate corrolae)
Family: Passifloraceae
Also Known As: golden passion fruit, grenadia
Origin: South America
Source: Incredible Edibles

Fruits July and August. Full sun or semi-shade. Not wind hardy and do not grow particularly well in salty marine locations [whoops!] Grow best in warm temperatures and are relatively frost tender but will grow back from the base if frost damaged. Light well-drained soil is preferred. Water-logged soil will rapidly kill plants. Passionfruit are heavy feeders during the growing season. The fruit is formed on current season’s wood on short laterals, therefore prune in spring to encourage new fruiting growth. High in vitamin C, A, K. B and iron, phosphorous, calcium.

  • 09.02.2010 Purchased lovely specimen with heart-shaped leaves.
  • 19.04.2010 Well, it hasn’t taken off, but it still looks healthy. It does seem to be an irresistible love nest for passionate stick-insects who mate on the heart-shaped leaves.