Passion Fruit

Introduction | Climatic Requirement | Soil Requirement | Varieties
Cropping System | Field Preparation and Sowing | Nutrient Management | Water and Irrigation 
 Weed Management | Disease Management | Harvesting | Post Harvesting
 

Varieties:

There are 2 recognized varieties-purple (P. edulis) and yellow (P. edulis var. flavicarpa). Purple passion fruit is more productive. It is grown at higher elevation (1000 to 2000 meteres) in South India. More prolific varieties bear larger fruits but are poor in juice content and flavour, higher in TSS, acids and carotenoid pigments. The fruits of purple variety are susceptible to collar-rot, wilt brown leaf-spot, thrips and nematodes, while those of yellow hare field tolerance. The yellow-fruited kind is more tropical and grows on the plains and low hills. It has a very good flavour. Kaveri, a hybrid of Purple x yellow, is high yielding, tolerant to resistant to collar rot, wilt, brown leaf spot and nematodes. Noel’s Special, a cultivar is tolerant to Alternaria passiflorae. It is precocious and can bear even at one year’s age, but is self-incompatible and needs a pollinator for satisfactory and fruitfulness. Another type, the giant granadilla (P. quadrangularis), has a very large, four-sided, elongated fruit. If grows on the lower elevation of the Nilgiris, but has an inferior quality and is not commercially important.





















Introduction | Climatic Requirement | Soil Requirement | Varieties 
Cropping System | Field Preparation and Sowing | Nutrient Management | Water and Irrigation 
Weed Management | Disease Management | Harvesting | Post Harvesting