Riverside Hybrids

Passiflora edulis 'Nancy Garrison' flower

Passiflora edulis 'Nancy Garrison'


Passiflora edulis 'Nancy Garrison'
Min -3°C 27°F

Passiflora edulis 'Nancy Garrison'. A supposedly very hardy selection of Passiflora edulis. Not hardy by UK standards and lost in a very mild winter. Passiflora edulis and Passiflora edulis flavicarpa (correct full names below) and various selections of the species or hybrids between the two, are the most widely grown Passiflora worldwide for commercial sales of both fruit and juice. To easily differentiate between the two see below.

Hybrids of course have characteristics of each, but generally flower during one long season with variable opening times and dates. A noted hybrid is Passiflora edulis 'Frederick' by Patrick Worley. It is only partially self fertile though and may need hand pollination to set fruit.

Passiflora edulis Sims f. edulis

Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa

Self pollinates. Cross pollination from a different clone needed.
Smaller leaves, prefers cooler & higher subtropical conditions. Bigger leaves, more vigorous and tropical.
Flowers Spring/early Summer & Autumn. Flowers usually one season, April-September.
Usually flowers open late night/early morning. Usually flowers open in day only.
Flowers less colourful. Flowers more colourful.
Green tendrils. Red tendrils.
Smaller purple fruit. Bigger yellow fruit.
More aromatic but less acidic juice. Less aromatic but more acidic juice.