Passiflora Ligularis 10 Seeds, Sweet Sugar Passion Fruit Granadilla or Grenadia

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$5.49 

Passiflora Ligularis
Also known as: Sweet Granadilla, Grenadia, or Sugar Fruit

Claimed by many to be the best tasting of the passion fruits and is gaining popularity, especially among health conscious people.
It is an evergreen fast-growing climbing vine, producing stems of up to 5 meters long and is woody at the base. The stems scramble over the ground or clamber into the surrounding vegetation, attaching themselves by means of coiling tendrils. The leaves are heart-shaped and up to 20cm long. In the warmer months of the year appear the 4 inch wide sweetly fragrant flowers, often in pairs at the leaf base.

The sweet, ovoid, orange-yellow fruits are eaten raw or made into juices, desserts, and flavorings. The very aromatic sweet pulp is the edible part and contains vitamins A, C, and K, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. It is also high in fiber like pectin that can make you feel full without increasing the calorie intake. Overall it’s rich in beneficial plant compounds, including carotenoids and polyphenols.

Propagation can be by cuttings or seeds. Cool sterile soils will significantly delay seed germination time if not inhibit germination altogether. Standard room temperature can be too cool for proper germination. Under optimal conditions germination can take 4 weeks to 6 months. It is subtropical and withstand mild frosts, protection is recommended. Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F

This offer is for 10 seeds.

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