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Monday, October 20, 2008


Common Name: Sweet Granadilla
Botanical Name: Passiflora ligularis
Specimens From: India
Specimens Weight: 85 gm [3 oz] (average wgt per fruit)

Sweet Granadilla looks similar to the yellow passion fruit as they are under the same family. It is native to the Andes mountain of South America.

Sweet granadilla may look like the common passion fruit (yellow variety) but there are several differences. The tip of this fruit ending in the stem. The seeds are surrounded by transparent jelly-liked pulp instead of orange pulp. The outer shell are much harder and it does not wrinkle when ripens.

Sweet granadilla is yellow to orange in color on the exterior. It may not be as popular but the taste is still as sweet with the unmistakable aroma of the passion fruit. The numerous black seeds are edible though it is slightly crunchy and hard. Stay sweet and try it!

Fruit: Sweet Granadilla; Passiflora ligularis; Passifloraceae.

Other fruits in the same family: Passion Fruit[yellow rind], Passion Fruit[purple rind].

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Karin W. said...

I have a weakness for passiflora flowers - one of the most beautiful flowers in nature, I think. Too bad they are not hardy enough to grow in my garden.

Anonymous said...

SWEET GRANADILLA! Good stuff! Thanks!

Mom Knows Everything said...

That looks really interesting!


I don't know how you find these interesting, delicious and unusual fruits but I am glad that you do as I love learning about them!

Anonymous said...

Looks so sweet, juicy and healthy - my mouth is watering!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

Fruity said...

Thanks for all your comments

Anonymous said...

yum, i too have a soft spot for any passion flower fruits, granadilla being my favorite, oh the aroma!!!! Im blessed to reside in Costa Rica, tropical fruit paradise :)

clyde sites said...

I just ate a couple. Cut the top off and spoon out the insides. I am currently in Peru and just found out about this fruit. So very tasty. I hope I can find this when I get back the U.S. some where. You have to try one of these!

Anonymous said...

I am eager to try it as it is crunchy .Great to learn about it. thanks.


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Jennifer said...

I've seen these used in some recipes but never thought to eat them in their raw state.


Colleen said...

Thanks for the info!

Josie said...

Something I've NEVER heard of before... may have to keep an eye out for them and try them out.

Thanks Fruity! Love your posts.

Anonymous said...

I just tried one today at work and had no idea what I was in for. IT was really weird looking on the inside - and to be honest, the jelly inside looked quite disgusting, but it actually wasn't too bad. And I also didn't realize when I was eating it that it was a type of passionfruit.
A lady here from Columbia told me I was very brave for trying it. :)

Anonymous said...

I am from Peru and sweet granadillas are one of my favorite fruits. Now I live in Miami and I am craving for one. Does any body knows where in Miami or USA I can get them??

eating more fruits said...

Very nice looking granadilla! Looks tasty, looks like I'm going to have to make it this weekend! =D