Passiflora ligularis or Sweet Granadilla is a not very frost resistant but not heat resistant either.
It produces white to pink flowers with purple filaments. The flowers are fragrant.
The leaves are large and heart-shaped.
The orange fruit is round and topped with a little hard stalk. It measures about 8 cm and is edible fresh and in juice. We find it quite easily in the trade. Unlike the purple passion fruit, the skin does not wrinkle.
Yellow Passion fruit
Mexico to south-west of South America, mainly in the Andes where it grows between 900 and 2,600 m.
Luscious fruits, edible fresh and as juice.
USDA Zone 9-11, -2 °C
Fertile and well drained.
Tolerates a wide variety of soils, except desert soils.
Flowers white to pink, purple ligaments, 10 cm in diameter.
They are pleasantly scented and pendulous, usually in pairs.
Blooms profusely from June to September.
1 to 10 weeks
- soak seeds 1-2 days
- sow in a light mixture
- maintain between 20 °C and 24 °C
- during summer, water and fertilize abundantly
- when grown in pots, a smaller pot limits root growth and promotes flowering, a bigger pot promotes root growth and reduces flowering