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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Passiflora tarminiana
Alternative Names: Curuba

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  • Perennial
  • Banana Passion fruit is indigenous to the Andes region in South America where it is cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • It is a vigorous climbing plant with coiled tendrils and pale pink flowers.
  • This is followed by smooth, soft-walled oval or slightly elongated fruits, to 7 - 14cm long that turn yellow or pale orange when ripe.
  • Banana Passion fruit is considered more disease resistant than the other Passiflora species.
  • It is more frost tolerant than the common Passion fruit and can withstand brief exposure to temperatures of -05°C.

Culinary Uses

  • Banana Passion fruit is popular for making jams, jellies, ice creams, gelatine desserts and cocktail drinks.
  • Recipe for a popular and delicious drink:
  • Blend equal parts of pulp and sugar with 4-5 parts of chilled milk.
  • Then strain to remove the pips.
  • The nutritional value of Banana Passion fruit is similar to passion fruit.

Parts Used

  • The fruit.
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