Giant Granadilla Flower

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One of these days I will sit down and put together a longer post about the giant granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis), a passionfruit that is as large as a small melon! We were treated to one on our first night in St. Lucia and I have been thinking about it ever since and pondering when i will get a chance to taste one again.

This is a Polaroid I took of one of the flowers the morning it opened on the vine. We had the good fortunate of staying on an organic farm in St. Lucia (that’s another story) and were able to get up close and experience all sorts of wonderful edibles, but the giant granadilla was probably my favourite, and certainly the most exotic.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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