International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Passion fruit and its cultivation: A review
Sarwari Bhattarai and Dharmendra Joshi
Passion fruit is a tropical fruit that belongs to the family Passifloraceae. It is native to Brazil and South America and widely cultivated. It grows up to the height of 6m. Yellow and Purple Passion fruit are mostly found among which Purple is most popular. This fruit is rich in fiber, Vitamin-C and Provitamin A. It possesses beta carotene that is good for eyesight, fibres for good digestion and reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes as well. For its cultivation, seed, cuttings or grafting can be used. Cuttings are used for commercial cultivation and transplanting is done before monsoon. Staking and trellising is done for the support of the vine.