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Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa

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Belonging to the Passiflora (Passionflower) genus, lilikoi has a botanical name of Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa.

When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Royal yellow.

lilikoi grows as a perennial and is an edible flower / fruit. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Normally grows with a vinelike habit.

Brazil is believed to be where lilikoi originates from.

lilikoi needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about lilikoi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow lilikoi

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

In order to successfully grow this plant and get fruits you need to have two plants.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that lilikoi is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

See our list of companion Plants for lilikoi to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing lilikoi from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting lilikoi

As lilikoi is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting lilikoi

Harvest when the fruit falls from the vine. Best eaten when it starts getting some wrinkles.

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lilikoi Etymology

The latin ‘edulis’ means “edible”.1

Other names for lilikoi

passion fruit

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