Passionfruit Flowers

October 11, 2012


For me passionfruit flowers are one of the most stunning flowers ever, but I had never seen a banana passionfruit flower before.  Not until this morning.

We discovered we have one in our garden, and although I thought they were a pest plant - this one apparently is a non-invasive edible one (red banana passionfruit) perhaps planted by the previous owners.

I am in love with these flowers as much as the original ones. They almost look like a cross between a fushia and a hibiscus in such a vivid pink you would think it wasn't real.


Can't wait to see what the fruit are like - has anyone eaten banana passionfruit before?  Are they any good?  I would love to know.  We thought we might plant a regular passionfruit next to it and let them grow up the trellis together.

Yum - can't wait for summer :)

xx


2 comments:

  1. a friend at work bought in some banana passion fruit once. They were huge and delicious! But I think they were from the invasive type. Passion fruit flowers are stunning!

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  2. Yes This is the Colombian Antioqueinsis passionflower. The fruit is oval shape and bright yellow in color. It is also tasty and sweet ! The best of all passionfruits - excellent purple pink flower and tasty fruits. Very rare! I have a plant in my garden too!

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