Edible Passiflora Fruits

perezjuanf(10a)April 14, 2013

Is there anywhere where I could find the name or varieties of Passifloras that are edible

If you know of any please let me know the variety name

Thanks

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mark4321_gw

Here's a very old and incomplete list that often gets cited. Several should probably not be on it, for example P. rubra. A couple others would be found bad-tasting by many/most, for example P. herbertiana and P. caerulea. I think there may have been another list on this forum--I'll look for it.

The Ulmer, et al. book also describes which species are most frequently consumed, I think.

Here is a link that might be useful: list of edible Passiflora species

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:09PM
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mark4321_gw

I'm sure the excerpt below constitutes copyright infringement, but will probably be overlooked if I mention the book is one well worth buying.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ulmer, et al. Passiflora book

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:35PM
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Kelii00(9b)

How poisonous are they? I read even unripe fruit contains cyanide. Kinda scares me I bought one just for the fruit.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 2:37PM
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