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Sweet granadilla, Grenadia, Granadilha, Granadilla

Passifloraceae Passiflora ligularis

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Passiflora Genus
Passion Flower Passion Flower Yellow Passion Fruit, Maracuja Sweet granadilla, Grenadia, Granadilha, Granadilla
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Location

It is native to the Andes Mountains between Bolivia and Venezuela. It grows as far south as northern Argentina and as far north as Mexico. Outside of its native range it grows in the tropical mountains of Africa and Australia(where they are known as passionfruit). It likes climates ranging from 15° to 18° C and between 600 and 1000 mm of annual rain. It lives at altitudes ranging from 1700 to 2600 meters above sea level.

Physical Description
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The fruit is orange to yellow colored with small light markings. It has a round shape with a tip ending in the stem. The fruit is between 6.5 and 8 cm long and between 5.1 and 7 cm in diameter. The outer shell is hard and slippery, and has soft padding on the interior to protect the seeds. The seeds, which are hard and black, are surrounded by a gelatinous sphere of transparent pulp. The pulp is the edible part of the fruit and has a soft sweet taste. It is very aromatic and contains vitamins A, C, and K, phosphorus, iron, and calcium.

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Passifloraceae
Malpighiales
Malpighi Order
Oxid Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
General Information

Sweet granadilla (or sometimes called or spelled Grenadia) is one common name for Passiflora ligularis. The epithet ligularis comes from the plant's ligulate corollae.
They have abundant, simple leaves and greenish-white flowers.

The main producers are Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, and Kenya. The main importers are the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain.

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia

Sweet granadilla, Grenadia
Sweet granadilla, Grenadia - August 30, 2009

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