Common Name: Granadilla De Monte
Granadilla de monte is a large, herbaceous climbing plant with a perennial rootstock, producing annual stems that scramble over the ground or support themselves on other plants by means of tendrils[
The fruits are much appreciated within the plant's native range, where they are gathered from the wild and used locally[
]. The plant is often cultivated for its fruit in Central America, the fruit being sold locally and also exported[
S. America - Brazil and Peru, north through Central America to Mexico.
Rainforests, in areas that do not become inundated[
]. Wet, mixed forest or thickets at elevations up to 500 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in a wide range of soils, so long as they are well-drained[
]. Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility[
Fruit - raw[
]. The thick-skinned fruit has a juicy pulp with a sweet, pleasant flavour[
]. The fruit at first tastes sweet, but becomes sour after sucking for a while[
]. The fruits are up to 12cm long and 5cm wide[
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