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PlantFiles: Passionfruit, Granadilla, Qarandila, Maracuja, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora edulis

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: edulis (ED-yew-liss) (Info)

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Vines and Climbers

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

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10 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Phytodealer On May 22, 2007, Phytodealer from Brasília
Brazil wrote:

Very fast growing climber in my city( Brasília, warm climate all year) since you water it regularly and frutifies early. It´s perennial and once it starts fruiting it won´t stop, but beware of caterpillars: Butterflies of the Dionaea genera will lay eggs on the leaves and when they hatch they will turn into black caterpillars which will eat through the plant´s aerial parts, this is not a big problem if the infestation is low because once the climber is deprived of it´s leaves it will send new shoots and become more dense, so it is quite positive but be alert not to let the situation get out of control.

Positive wtliftr On Dec 15, 2006, wtliftr from Wilson's Mills, NC wrote:

bought a couple of purple passion fruits from the grocery store; planted the seeds. Most all of them germinated! I'm a teacher, and have large windows in my classroom; the plants love it. An earlier plant is now about 12 inches high- can't wait until it blooms in a couple of years. I germinated the seeds by putting them in a black plastic tray full of dirt, watered the soil, put the tray in a plastic zip lock bag, and set the bag on a propagation mat. Seeds took about 2 weeks to sprout.

Positive eliasastro On Oct 6, 2006, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

I found purple granadilla germination very easy in early summer. (I got the seeds from raw fruit and dried them. I noticed that the seeds remain viable for not more than one year). It is an easy potted plant, but needs a lot of space.
The appearance of the plant is very beautiful and tropical, actually much more beautiful than the hardy passifloras.
The young plant flowered only 3 months after germination, when it had reached a height of less than two meters.
Each flower opened during only one day. It opened in the morning and closed in the evening.
Fruit set was very easy, but the fruits wouldn' t ripe because by then it was October and the average temperature dropped below 68F/20C.
Also, when high's were in the 60's (

Positive tmccullo On Aug 14, 2006, tmccullo from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

We planted ours in May ( 3 monthsago ) and it has grown very quickly. Lots of beautiful purple fowers, but no fruit yet.

Positive Kameha On Apr 11, 2005, Kameha from Kissimmee, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Purple passionfruit is hardier than the yellow passionfruit and giant granadilla. It can tolerate frosts and light freezes. Not sure what the exact temperature it is killed back however. Grows very quickly and has beautiful flowers. Delicious fruit follows. Another great feature of this plant is it attracts three kinds of butterflies in Florida: zebra longwing (state butterfly), gulf frittilary, and julia (south florida). They lay their eggs and the plant leaves serve as a larval food source.

Neutral punaheledp On Jun 30, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

I think this is the one we call "liliko'i" here in Hawaii. Used commercially in juices, passion-orange the most popular mix. Straight it's a bit too tart for me. I rated it neutral as I have never grown it, haven't seen one in a while either. As kids we would pick the fruit and suck out the juice, lots of seeds but good on a hot day. (zone 11)
P.S. this, along with several other passifloras, are on pest plant list for Hawaii (UH Botony Dept)

Positive Monocromatico On Jun 1, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

I planted this species once. Almost every seed germinated. The 4 plants I selected grew up and became big vines under partial shade. They even resisted 2 attacks from catterpillars. But after 4 years, when they were going to bloom, they were attacked by a virus and died.

This is by far the most popular passion fruit in Brazil. Depending on the region, they are sold really cheap. My mother-in-law has them planted in her ranch, and they produce so many fruits that she and her employees can't get them all. I love this fruit in almost any way: jams, jellies, juices, ice creams, pies, cakes, puddings. My mother makes a syrup with the juice and seeds that is great on ice creams, fruit salads, and puddings (a guava pudding she makes with maracujá syrup is unbelievable). Sometimes, I just open the fruit and eat it all with a spoon. I like the crunchy seeds.

Positive rylaff On Jun 1, 2004, rylaff from Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am barely in zone 8b, almost 8a looking at the map. This is one of the few passifloras that did not die back this past winter. A few leaves sustained some damage, but other than that came out fine. The leaves on this one are huge, so if you are looking for a dainty one, this aint it!

Positive foodiesleuth On May 14, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

We have several wild patches of the vines growing on the property where we live. It fruits about twice a year, with nice big yellow fruit.

I juice them and freeze the juice if I'm not going to use right away. I also make syrup with some of the juice and keep in the refrigerator.

One of the most interesting fruit we grow. You can also eat the seeds, which are crunchy, when mixed in fruit salads.

Positive johnincentex On May 13, 2004, johnincentex from Harker Heights, TX wrote:

I love this vine, and all the variety of flowers. I have red, blue and purple growing currently. With the bluc ones doing the best. They grow with little help, and conveniently die back with a couple good frosts. So they never get to overgrown, like the honeysuckle around here.

Positive teddyJ On Jun 8, 2003, teddyJ from Rockhampton
Australia wrote:

P. edulis are rampant evergreen vines in a sub tropical climate like mine. They bear some fruit all the time and have 2 main crops yearly and need to be replaced after around 5 years due to woody virus. The Yellow fruited variety are sweeter than the Purple and are more succeptible to frost damage.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Peel, Arkansas
Merced, California
Mountain View, California
Pasadena, California
Dade City, Florida
Deland, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Miami, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Honomu, Hawaii
Springfield, Louisiana
Rienzi, Mississippi
Las Vegas, Nevada
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Conway, South Carolina
Collinwood, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas

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