Yellow passion fruit
Maracuyá, also known as yellow passion fruit, belongs to the passionflower family along with Granadilla and Gulupa. Its pulp is gelatinous with an intense orange/yellow color, and contains edible black seeds. It is acidic and has a fresh flavor.
When maracuyá is ripe, its skin begins to wrinkle slightly. A smooth fruit with hard skin is also suitable for consumption, but has a stronger acidic flavor.
To consume maracuyá, cut in half and remove the pulp with a spoon. Maracuyá is also used to prepare salads, juices, sauces and ice cream. The skin is not edible.
Maracuyá contains water, calories, proteins, carbohydrates, antioxidants, fats, phosphorus, and iron. It is rich in fiber and Vitamins A, B and C.
Minimum Brix degress
The Maracuyá grows from 300 to 1,000 MASL, but optimal harvest is between 700 to 900 MASL, in areas with moderate slopes. Optimal temperatures should be between 23° to 25°C and with relative humidity between 60 to 70% to facilitate pollen viability.