Passiflora mollissima produces beautiful pink flowers and edible 4 in long yellow fruits, like a short banana, which gives the climber its common name. The fruits taste delicious and are considered to be the finest of passion fruit juices; they are used to flavor ice creams, drinks, and cocktails.
Native to the Andes, the plants usually produce by the second year and can yield up to 300 fruits a plant when in full production.
The Banana Passion Flower is of the vine leaf type and dislikes high temperatures, unlike most of its cousins. The plant can make 20 ft given ample root room, a warm sunny wall and water but it needs a good flower feed with reduced nitrogen content.
Hardy to zone 8