Giant Granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis L.)

Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Regular price $27.95
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Discover this wonderfully weird underdog fruit of the pineapple discovery era. Giant granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis, Parcha, Barbadine, Badea, Giant tumbo) was allegedly unearthed to the Western world in the same expedition as the pineapple, but never really hit the bigtime.

Essentially, it’s a giant passionfruit featuring the largest fruit in the Passiflora genus. For people from the tropical Americas, Southeast Asia, and Australia, the giant granadilla is familiar. It grows wild in these areas in lush, tropical jungle climates. Accordingly, it prefers climate conditions that are warm and humid day and night. 

The giant granadilla plant is a fast-growing vine, with a woody base. At maturity, it can climb up to 50 feet tall. The flowers are nearly identical to the frilly, firework-shaped blooms of other passion vines, but double the size. Flowers form aromatic, melon-like fruit with blushing pink or white flesh. It can be very sensitive to any conditions colder than tropical lowlands, so plan accordingly.

Giant granadilla also has a huge appetite for deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Once harvested, the giant granadilla fruits can be eaten, chopped and combined for unique fruit salads, where it adds a mellow charm with a hint of limelike flavor.

Plant Type:
Perennial Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season:

Mature Size:
Up to 30 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained soil that can hold moisture, high in organic matter

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Better fruit production with more sun exposure.


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 (frost protection); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Yellow Passion Fruit is grown from seed, capable of fruiting within growing season.

Our Purple Passion Fruit is grown from cuttings and tissue culture, capable of fruiting within growing season. 

Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
75%would recommend this product
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4 reviews
  • SG
    Steph G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Very healthy

    The Giant Granadilla I ordered from Sow Exotic is very healthy. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't bigger for the price ($89.95). I realize it's an exotic vine that's probably why it was so expensive. Hopefully it will produce fruit, I will update my review as it grows.

  • SG
    Steph G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    So healthy

    I've ordered many trees and plants from Sow Exotic and have never been disappointed. When I opened the box with the Giant Granadilla, I was happy it was so healthy. It almost looked fake. I was surprised at the size of the plant, I was expecting it to be bigger. I know it's an exotic plant but for $89.95 I thought it would larger. I will post updates as it grows.

  • M
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    1 Star

    Received in poor condition. Practically dying. Seems like the plant was not ready for the trip.

  • L
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    5 Stars

    We planted it right away by the arbor and it is doing well. No wilting at all. Excited to see it grow.

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