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Cocapitos
Passiflora bryonioides
Uses: Culinary Duration: Perennial
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Pasionaria del monte; Granada cimarrona; Granadina; Cupped passionflower) This is a wild species of passion fruit found in dry mountains from Arizona to Central Mexico. It is quite rare. It is a vine with beautiful all white or white and purple flowers, about 5cm (2") across. The flowers are followed by small (3-4cm) green fruits that are filled with a sweet pleasant pulp. The fruits remain green even when ripe. Adapted to desert areas with short rainy seasons, it likely will grow outside of its natural range where frosts and rains are infrequent. But elsewhere it is best to grow it in pots kept outdoors in summer and protected from frosts in the winter. The fruits are juicy, sweet and pleasant tasting, and probably would be much better known if they were not so rare.
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