Passiflora cearensis Barb. Rondr.
Passiflora digitata L.
Passiflora palmata Lodd.
Passiflora serrata L.
Common Name: Maracuja Pedra
Drawing of the leaf, flower and fruit
Maracuja pedra is a climbing plant with a perennial rootstock. It produces annual to perennial stems that scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants, supporting themselves by means of tendrils[
The edible fruit is greatly enjoyed in the plant's native range, where it is gathered from the wild[
]. The plant is also cultivated in Brazil, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Puerto Rico for its edible fruit[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, north through S. America to Panama and the Caribbean.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the warm tropical lowlands[
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, made into drinks, desserts etc[
]. A sweet flavour[
]. The white, sweet pulp is said to have a flavour like a guava (Psidium guajava)[
]. The yellow fruit is 4 - 5cm in diameter[
The thin-skinned fruit remains green even when it is fully ripe[
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