Giant granadilla, Badea
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Passiflora quadrangularis, Linn. Granadilla. Fig. 2770. Tall strong climber, glabrous: lvs. ovate or round-ovate,cordate at base, mu- cronate, entire, the petiole with 2 or 3 pairs of glands: stipules large: fl. large (3-5 in. across) and interesting, fragrant with ovate sepals and petals (the former white within and the latter reddish), the crown composed of 5 series of white-and-purple particolored filaments, of which the outermost exceed the floral envelopes: fr. oblong, 5-9 in. long, yellowish green, pulpy and edible. Trop. Amer. B.R. 14. R.H. 1898, p. 569. Gn. 51, p. 313; 59, pp. 4, 7. G. 33:161 — Widely grown in the tropics, and variable, both as a vine and for its edible frs. Frequent in collections of economic plants in the N. It is a good climber for covering a greenhouse roof. Best results are secured if the temperature does not fall below 50°. The fr. ripens in summer. The fls. usually need to be hand-pollinated if fr. is wanted on house-grown plants. Var. variegata, Hort. (P. variegata, Hort. P. aucubifolia, Hort.), has foliage blotched with yellow.
Passiflora quadrangularis, is the largest of the passionfruits.
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