GRANADILLA (Passiflora edulis)
Is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Paraguay, Brazil and northern Argentina. Its common names include passion fruit (UK and US) and passionfruit (Australia and New Zealand). It is cultivated commercially in warmer, frost-
The Ester granadilla was discovered in 1995 by Mr. J.C. Esterhuysen on his farm near Polokwane in the Limpopo province in South Africa. The selection was made from a population of the purple granadilla (Passiflora edulis).
The first fruit will be ready for harvesting after about 4 -
Yields of 40 tons per ha in the second year have been recorded in the Polokwane area and 50 tons per ha / year in the Hoedspruit area.
Ester granadilla produces fruit more evenly throughout the year than the other edulis granadillas. There is, however a light peak harvesting season from 20 December to 20 January, which is later than the other edulis granadillas.
Du Roi Multiplant produces Ester Granadilla cuttings throughout the year. Our motherblock is located under an insect proof tunnel to avoid any virus infection. The Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) indexes our motherplants twice a year to guarantee virus-
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