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Passiflora popenovii - Killip.

Common Name Granadilla de Quijos
Family Passifloraceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Western S. America - Ecuador
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Passiflora popenovii Granadilla de Quijos


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Passiflora popenovii Granadilla de Quijos

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Summary

Granadilla de Quijos, Passiflora popenovii, is an evergreen climbing shrub found in Colombia, Ecuador, and South America. It is known to be one of the best in the genus in terms of the flavor of the fruits. Often sold in local markets, the fruits can be eaten raw or made into drinks. The plant can be grown from seed or by cuttings, layering, and air-layering.


Physical Characteristics

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Passiflora popenovii is an evergreen Climber growing to 8 m (26ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Fruit - eaten raw or made into drinks. The juicy fruit has a sweet pulp with a rich, penetrating aroma and an exquisite flavour[301 ]. It is considered to be one of the best in the genus for eating out of hand[301 ].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Other Uses None known

Cultivation details

Plants require a temperature no lower than around 16c when they are flowering in order to ensure fruit set[200 ]. Requires a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil and a position in dappled shade where it can grow up towards the sun[262 ]. Prefers a circumneutral soil, disliking very acid or very alkaline conditions[262 ]. Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility[200 ]. Plants are very tolerant of pruning and can be cut back to ground level if required to rejuvenate the plant[202 ]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200 ].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe along with the pulp which will help break down the seed coat and speed up germination[262]. Stored seed should be soaked for 24 hours in warm water and germination time can be reduced if the seed is then mixed with the juice of a fresh passion fruit (of any species)[262 ]. Even so, it can take 12 months for stored seed to germinate[262 ]. Place the seed tray in a shady position, maintaining a temperature around 19 - 24c[262 ]. Prick the seedlings out into individual containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out when large enough[262 ]. Cuttings of young shoots, taken at the nodes. The cuttings root best in a neutral to slightly acid compost, but 100% sharp sand also produces good results[262 ]. Cuttings of fully mature wood taken at a node. They can take 3 months, but there is usually a high percentage[3 ]. Layering. Very easy[262 ]. Air layering.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Granadilla de Quijos

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Colombia, Ecuador, South America,

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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   Aug 19 2017 12:00AM

La Passiflora Popenovii se distribuye desde el sur de Colombia hasta los andes orientales de Ecuador, y no se encuentra en otra zona de Sur América.

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