This vine is native to the Andes, and is found wild in Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia. Found at high altitudes (5400 to 10,500 feet) in those countries, the banana passion fruit prefers a cooler and less humid environment than other passion flowers.
The banana passion fruit, is a tasty and easy to grow member of the passiflora family. The vine grows to over 20ft, and is a vigorous grower. The bright pink flowers attract hummingbirds, as well as being a favorite food of the butterflies. The flowers bloom continuously throughout the year and produces dozens of large, bright yellow fruits. The fruits hang, hidden, deep within the foliage of the plant. Vines also have the tendency to fall to the ground because of the weight of the fruit. The fruit forms on long pendules, and turn from a dark green, to a mix of yellow and green, to a darker yellow when fully ripe.