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Tree Description: Passion fruit grow on a fast growing vine that climbs with tendrils. The flowers are large, showy, and extremely aromatic. They are also excellent butterfly attractants. The pulp is used extensively in fruit juice drinks like Hawaiian Punch, and it is often used in baked desserts as well. The Possum Purple fruit typically get to be about the size of a goose egg. The Sweet Sunrise variety is baseball sized and yellow. Both are self pollinating. Season: May to October. Damage Temp: 30F.
Scientific Name:Passiflora edulis
Common Name: Passion Fruit
Origin: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Distribution/History: P. edulis is native to South America, from Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is generally not reported as native to northern South America, though in some accounts it is listed as native in Venezuela and Colombia. It is widely cultivated in tropical Africa, South-East Asia and tropical America and the Caribbean
Importance: Passion fruit contains high levels of vitamins A and C. Passion fruit is a beneficial fruit with a healthful nutrition profile. It contains high levels of vitamin A, which is important for skin, vision, and the immune system, and vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant.