Passiflora racemosa, Red Passion Flower

Passiflora racemosa

Red Passion Flower
Family: Passifloraceae
Origin: Brazil
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersEdible plant

Passiflora racemosa is a beautiful vine or creeper native to Brazil. Perfect for outdoor growing, this plant requires full sun or semi-shade and regular watering. It produces red and crimson, vinous flowers. In its native region of Brazil, the fruits of Passiflora racemosa are edible with a flavor similar to a grape. They are commonly used in making jellies and jams, soft drinks, liqueurs and sauces, coating for peanut puffs and filling for cakes, as well as for tea making. Not only that but the fruits also contain numerous health benefits such as vitamins A, C, Fiber, and containing Omega 3 fatty acids.

This plant is best grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. For cold regions an alternative can be to grow Passiflora racemosa in a container and bring it indoors for the winter season, making sure to keep the pot in a bright area and water the plant frequently. Generally, the plant is quite easy to care for, requiring only pruning after blooming and applying a balanced fertilizer during the flowering period.

This flowering plant can produce an abundance of fruits, up to 20 in a single season. It is one of the most productive varieties of the genus Passiflora, offering a great yield in both ornamental display and edible fruits.

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