Common name: Yellow passionflower, Yellow granadilla
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 6 meters
Hardiness: 1°C to protect or to return in winter
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial but not very hardy
Flower color: white, mauve
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: copiously in summer, once every 10 days in winter
Use: pergola, trellis, porch, indoor, pot
Diseases and pests: red spider mites, scale insects, mosaic
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Passiflora edulis flavicarpa has the distinction of being the plant most used to produce the famous passion fruit.
The fruits are edible and offer a harsher and stronger taste than that of Passiflora edulis. The fruits are green and turn yellow when ripe.
Vigorous plant, it offers, before the appearance of the fruits, flowers with white petals and sepals covered by the corrugated corolla of very dark mauve color. Flowering occurs from April.
This plant, although tropical, can be grown indoors behind a south-facing window to enjoy maximum sunlight.
This plant can withstand a temperature of 1°C but if you do not live in a region with a mild climate, it is advisable to grow it in a container so that you can bring it into a greenhouse or veranda during the winter period.