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BLACK SAPOTE
BREADFRUIT
CANISTEL
CARAMBOLA
CHEMPADEK
DAVIDSON PLUM
DURIAN
FIJIAN LONGAN
GIANT GRANADILLA
GOLDEN PASSIONFRUIT
GRUMICHAMA
ICE-CREAM BEAN
JABOTICABA
JAKFRUIT
LIME
LYCHEE
MALAY ROSEAPPLE
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MANGOSTEEN
MAPRANG
MARANG
MATISIA
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PAPAYA
PUMMELO
RAMBAI
RAMBUTAN
ROLLINIA
SALAK
SANTOL
SAPODILLA
SOURSOP
STAR APPLE
SWEETSOP
WAX JAMBU
WHITE SAPOTE
YELLOW MANGOSTEEN

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis)

This fruit is a member of the passionfruit genus, and is the largest fruit in this group. It is named after the square stem of the plant, which is a fast growing vine. The fruit is like a melon, which has a delicate skin and a thick layer of white flesh which tastes like a pear. The central cavity contains some juice and lots of sweet acid pulp.

 

Soil
Characteristics
Deep, fertile, moist and well drained.
Climate Requirements

Ideal climate is truly tropical

Culture

Needs a strong trellis or a large tree, as can climb up to 45 metres into the canopy. Hand pollination of the flower in the late morning.

Harvesting

It is ready to harvest when the skin becomes translucent and glossy, and starting to turn yellow. Needs careful handling to prevent bruising.

Length of time
until first crop
Two years.
Marketing Notes

Fragility and large size of the fruit means that it is more likely to be used as a backyard vine, though it has been grown commercially in Queensland.

 

Food Preparation

Remove the inner skin and cut up the flesh to add to fruit salads, seasoned with lime juice to enhance the flavour. Can be cooked and eaten as dessert.

Recipes

Some suggestions include: use stewed flesh in pie filling. The pulp from the central cavity makes an agreeable juice. Add orange juice and serve with cream.

Stewed Granadilla - Recipe (from The Tropical Gardener's Gourmet Guide - Darwin Gardeners Club.)

Granadilla Tart - from Ray Zillman, Mackay Branch of the RFCA, with two Granadilla he has grown.

Ray Zillman from Mackay

 

Further information

Purdue University - Centre for New Crops and Plants - Giant Granadilla

This site is a chapter from a book "Fruits of Warm Climates" written by Julia Morton, Miami, Florida, pp328-330. Gives a detailed desription of the different varieties, climate, soil, season, pests and diseases and food uses. A good photograph.

Daleys Nursery

Buy a Giant Granadilla from Daleys Nursery

 

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Last updated December 19, 2013