Green-yellow to orange, striped, 2" passion fruit with edible pulp.
Seeds are not available for the Red Granadilla. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in May 2016.
Fast growing vine. The beautiful dark red flowers of the red granadilla share similarities with the grape-leaved passion fruit.
Usually grown by seeds or cuttings.
It is recommended to pretreat Passiflora seeds before planting. They contain a hard seed coat and are very slow to sprout. There are various pretreatment methods, but the simplest is to soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in warm to the touch water, just prior to planting. Optionally, seeds can be lightly scarified with sand paper to provide some permeation on the seed coat.
Once pretreated, plant seeds 1/2-1" deep in moist, sterile soil. Keep soil temperature consistent at 70-85F, with some day/variation in this range. Cool soils will significantly delay seed germination time if not inhibit germination altogether. Standard room temperature can be too cool for proper germination.
Estimated germination time under optimal conditions: 4 weeks to 6 months.
Usually eaten fresh.
Native to the Amazon region of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia, as well as Venezuela and the Guianas.