An Overview of Banana Passionfruit
Passion fruit, also known as taxo and curuba, is a group of about 64 species of Passiflora found in South America. Most of the species in this section are found in elevated cloud forest habitats. The flowers have a hypanthium cylinder. The skin of the fruit is thick and leathery, changing from green to bright yellow or orange-yellow as the fruit ripens.What is more to love:
- Banana passion fruit has a fragrant orange pulp with black seeds
- The pulp is juicy, has a light bite and has a banana aroma
- Although the seeds are edible, they can be slightly bitter
Benefits of Banana Passionfruit
Typically, banana passion fruit is used to make desserts such as pies and cakes or to make condiments, jams, and other preservatives. Other tropical fruits like pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, mango, papaya, orange, and guava make a great accompaniment to fruit salad. Passion fruit bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and antioxidants. Fruit contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates, and small amounts of protein.
How to sow and care for Banana Passionfruit Seeds
Make sure you soak the seeds in warm water for a day before planting for a higher result. Ideally, Banana Passionfruit needs to be planted in moist, well-draining soil five cm to fifteen cm deep. Keep soil temperature regular at 20-25 Degrees Celsius. The germination of seeds happens extra slowly whilst soils are cool, or never if the soil is just too cold. Germination time below superior situations might also additionally take six weeks to 3 months. Sometimes it takes a yr for seeds to sprout.
Seedlings after transplant need to be planted on a horizontal trellis about 2m high and 40cm apart. Passion fruit bananas will harvest the first batch after 2 years. Regular watering of passion fruit trees is essential, especially when they are young, flowering, and fruiting. Water thoroughly several times a week, depending on the weather and climate.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Type: Banana Passionfruit Passiflora tarminiana
- Temperature: 20-25 C
- Sowing Depth: 2-4 cm
- More: Needs Trellis
- Feature: Beneficial
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids
- Order: Malpighiales
- Family: Passifloraceae
- Genus: Passiflora
- Supersection: Passiflora supersect. Tacsonia
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