Medium sized, ovaloid fruit, usually with a deep orange skin and white-yellow, extremely juicy pulp. The water lemon has an excellent perfumy-mild taste, without the tartness of the common passion fruit. A not widely known, and very underrated passion fruit.
Vigorously growing vine up to 30+ feet long. Grows best in slightly drier humid climates. It isn't too picky about soil or water requirements other than liking ground moisture year-round.
Tropical, will not stand any frost.
Almost always grown from seeds, but can be propagated by cuttings. Bottom heating the seeds at 70-80F can result in germination at 1-2 weeks, at lower temperatures seeds can take up to 10 weeks to germinate.
Eaten fresh or used in drinks.
Native to tropical America. It is an invasive plant in tropical regions and has spread to many other parts of the world. Only occasionally cultivated, but fruits are usually available in markets wherever the vine grows wild.