Medium sized (4-6"), orange to yellow passion fruit with fairly tasty light orange colored edible pulp .
Owing to its name, the fragrant granadilla has very fragrant flowers, looking much like smaller versions of giant granadilla flowers. The quadrangular stemmed vine is a moderately fast grower. Fruits are egg-shaped, yellow to orange in color and can grow to 4-5" long.
Mild frost hardiness. Can generally tolerate short temperature drops to 32F.
Loves full sun and has been grown indoors. As with many Passiflora's, it is a butterfly plant and will attract bees and birds as well.
Usually grown by seeds. There are a number of hybrids involving P. alata, the most commonly probably being P. alatocaerulea. The hybrids are propagated by softwood cuttings.
Usually eaten fresh.
Native to the Amazon region of Brazil. The fragrant granadilla is cultivated in some parts of Brazil and is a highly prized fruit there.