fruit (Portuguese: MaracujŠ)
comes from passion flower vines, plants
of the genus Passiflora, native to tropical and sub-tropical America. The members of this
genus produce beautiful flowers that are extensively cultivated
outside their natural range.
edulis is cultivated commercially in the Caribbean, Brazil and south Florida for its fruit. The passion fruit of commerce
is round to ovoid, yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a smooth skin and mushy
interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is grown for its juice, which is
usually added to other fruit juices to add aroma.