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West Indian Passionflower or Sweet Calabash

Passiflora Alata
Germ. Temp

20 to 25

Germ. Time

1 to 3 months

Size

3m

Hardiness Will survive light frosts when mature
Position Conservatory, greenhouse, outdoors in full sun in moist humus rich soil or in a pot on a warm patio.
Conditions

Rich, moist (but not waterlogged) soil.

Fruit Ripens Yellow: when mature
Fruit Length

4cm

1.70 for 15
This species is native and common in the Caribbean. The fruit, whether leathery or hard-shelled, is difficult to open but the seedy pulp is much enjoyed locally. In Jamaica, it is scooped from the shell and served with wine and sugar. The strained juice is excellent for making cold drinks.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   

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