Bell Apple Fruit Plant (Passiflora nitida)
Common Names: Bell apple, Maracuja Suspiro
Botanical Name: Passiflora nitida
Known as the best-tasting Passiflora, Fast-growing climbing plant with a perennial rootstock
Edible fruits highly appreciated within the plant's native range, Native to the lowland tropics of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, S. America – Brazil
Fruit can be eaten raw or made into juices, Thick-skinned fruit with juicy succulent pulp and a sweet flavor, Thrives in sunny positions or dappled shade.
Also known as the bell apple, it is a tasty but relatively unknown passion fruit, Similar to P. Laurifolia, with orange-yellow fruits and sweet, succulent pulp.
Good source of provitamin A.
Often used medicinally as a calmant or sedative.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 1 to 2 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate