University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis)

Passion fruit is an evergreen, flowering vine that climbs by tendrils. Its height and spread varies depending on the structure it climbs on. The flower is purple and white and generally reaches a width of 3 to 5 inches. Other species have red, blue, or white flowers. Each unique flower lasts about one day appearing in the summer and early fall. The fruit is round to oval and purple or yellow with a smooth, glossy skin. It grows 2 ½ to 3 inches long and is edible and often used in juices. It is quite tasty and is occasionally served fresh. The leaves are alternate, deeply cut into three lobes with entire margins.