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Scientific Name: Passiflora edulis Flavicarpa
Alternative Names: Yellow passion flower

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Passiflora edulis Flavicarpa
Passiflora edulis Flavicarpa


  • Perennial
  • Guavadilla is the uniquely South African name for the yellow fruiting form of the common purple granadilla/passion fruit (Passiflora edulis).
  • In other countries it is called Yellow Passion fruit and is it considered to have a superior flavor to the purple granadilla.
  • Guavadilla is a woody perennial creeper (vine) that climbs with the aid of coiled tendrils - it has hairless lobed leaves and solitary flowers and bears round to oval fruit that can grow up to the size of a grapefruit.
  • It needs full sun and a fence or support to grow on and it must be protected from winter frost.
  • Replace the vines every 4-5 years. Water two times a week.

Culinary Uses

  • The fruit can be eaten fresh or its juice can be added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma.
  • To eat it fresh, allow the fruit to wrinkle for a few days to raise the sugar levels and enhance the flavor.
  • It is used to flavor yogurt and soft drinks such as Schweppes Sparkling Granadilla and other cordial drinks.
  • It is often eaten raw or used as a topping for cakes and tarts.
  • The Guavadilla is used for juice processing, while the purple variety is sold in fresh fruit markets.

Parts Used

  • Fruit and leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Fresh granadilla's nutritional content:
  • Energy, Carbohydrates, Sugars, Dietary fiber, Fat, Protein, Vitamin A , B3, B9, C (ascorbic acid), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Beta carotene.
  • Good for people with High Blood pressure.
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