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We found this species of passion fruit in the forest that surrounds the condominium. This forest is part of the Atlantic forest, tropical forest biome. We are finding it difficult to identify him. The suggestions are that it is passiflora actinia. however the fruit has seeds wrapped in a red liquid.

We tried the fruit and it is almost tasteless.

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It may taste blandish Aleyna, but it looks amazing! Lucky you!

24 Apr, 2019


I agree...very beautiful! No idea what variety it is though.

24 Apr, 2019


Thank you Kate and Karen,

The closest images and descritpions leads to caerulea species.

Most commonly used as ornamental in gardens, by flowering. As fruit is hardly appreciated for being almost tasteless.

24 Apr, 2019


The flower looks like Carulea Aleyna

24 Apr, 2019


I have thought about trying to grow passion fruit, but I keep getting confused by all the "advice" on what should grow and what won't.

24 Apr, 2019


No idea of the variety either. We have one which grows in the derelict greenhouse and is perfectly hardy, sets fruit, but nothing edible!

24 Apr, 2019


The flower is nt Actinia it's more like Passiflora Caerulea.

24 Apr, 2019


Definitely Passiflora caerulea, the fruits on those are bright red inside. And yes, not unpleasant to eat, but bland - but they must be ripe and orange coloured before eating them, or they can cause stomach upset.

The fruit commonly sold as Passion fruit that looks smaller and brown is actually a different plant - Passiflora edulis.

25 Apr, 2019


Thank you all for the comments.

Thorneyside, yes I agree about the flower.

Wylie, the common ones I wait until the ripped fruit gets shrink, cut in half and plant each half in different pots. The seeds will germinate, and I separate each bud in another pot until it reaches the height of 10cm.
When the seeds are dry, it is best to put in a glass with water. Those that stay in the bottom are good for germinating, leave overnight and transfer to a tray of moist paper until they germinate. (hope you understand my English)

Honeysuckle, never heard from not edible passion fruit. Interesitng comment, I'll access the university catalog to verify it.

Thank you Thrupennybit :)

You're right Bamboo, only mature passion fruits are edible.

25 Apr, 2019


Maybe you've discovered a new species ! :)

25 Apr, 2019


I thought it was the common Passion Flower we grow here in the UK as well. I have seen the fruit on many plants but I have never tasted it. I already knew it is barely edible as well because it is almost tasteless.

My son & daughter-in-law had one growing up the side of their last house. It was already in the garden when they rented the house. It flowered lovely! Never set any fruit though & they were there 3 years.

25 Apr, 2019


I wish Hywel, would give it the name of my grandaughter. :)

Balcony, usually the passion fruit are sour, rarely sweet. However, if you liquify with condensed milk and heavy cream, you get a very tasty mousse. It is also used to make juice. Here the passion fruit takes from 6 to 9 months to produce the first fruits.

25 Apr, 2019


That would be nice :)

26 Apr, 2019

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