Granadilla Farming in South Africa

Vitamin C-rich passion fruit (or granadillas as they are known in South Africa) are mostly grown for export as fresh fruit or to be processed into granadilla pulp.

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The flamboyant flowers of the granadilla plant make it a popular garden plant as well as a productive bearer of delicious fruit.

It is a popular garden plant with attractive flowers that rewards the gardener or farmer with two crops per year. This series provides an overview of granadilla farming, its uses and important producers. 

By Marinda Louw

Granadilla Production

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How to Grow Granadillas

How to Grow Granadillas. Granadillas can be grown from seedlings or seed. The growing temperatures should not exceed 29°C...more

Uses of Granadillas

Granadillas, also called passion fruit, have a tough purple or yellow skin and a seedy aromatic flesh. It can be eaten fresh or processed to...more