Passion Fruit Yellow Pandhara Krishna Kamal Medicinal Plants Garden Plant(1 Healthy Live Plant)
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Original price Rs. 399.00
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- Common name:
- Passion Fruit, White Granadilla
- Regional name:
- Marathi - Pandhara Krishna Kamal, Hindi - Korda Pacham, Bengali - Mukkopeera, Sanskrit - Passion Phal, Urdu - Kordpacham
- Climbers, Creepers & Vines, Medicinal Plants
- Passifloraceae or Passion flower family
- Overview: Passion Fruit 'India' (Passiflora edulis) is a popular tropical fruit native to South America and widely cultivated in India for its delicious taste, numerous health benefits, and ornamental appeal.
2. Plant Information
- Varieties: Two main types: Purple Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) and Yellow Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Degener).
- Climatic Requirements: Thrives in tropical and subtropical climates with an altitude range of 900 to 1500 meters.
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
- Propagation: Propagation is done through seeds or cuttings.
- Spacing: Plant seedlings 3 to 4 meters apart with 2 to 3 meters between rows.
- Planting Time: Best planting season is during the rainy season, from June to August.
- Watering: Regular and consistent watering is required, particularly during the dry season.
- Sunlight: Requires full sunlight for optimal growth and fruit production.
- Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer (N-P-K) every two months during the growing season.
- Support: Provide trellises or other support structures for climbing vines.
- Pruning: Prune to maintain an open canopy and promote better air circulation, sunlight penetration, and fruit development.
- Pest and Disease Management: Regularly check for pests like mealybugs, aphids, and caterpillars; and diseases like leaf spot, root rot, and wilt.
- Maturity: Fruit matures 60 to 80 days after flowering.
- Harvesting Technique: Handpick ripe fruits that have a slightly wrinkled skin and yield to gentle pressure.
- Post-Harvest Handling: Store fruits at 7-10°C with a relative humidity of 85-90% to prolong shelf life.
- Health Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support immune system, heart health, and digestion.
- Economic Benefits: Provides income opportunities for small-scale farmers and supports local economies.
- Ornamental Value: Attractive flowers and foliage make it a popular choice for gardens and landscape design.