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PassionFruit / Maracujá

🇬🇧 The passionfruit is one of the most popular fruits of Madeira, both for its exceptional flavour and for the various uses that it has.The passionfruit is the fruit from the passionfruit tree – a

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🇬🇧 The passionfruit is one of the most popular fruits of Madeira, both for its exceptional flavour and for the various uses that it has.
The passionfruit is the fruit from the passionfruit tree – a woody, perennial, fast growing, vigorous, continuous and luxuriant growing vine of the Passifloraceae family.
It is estimated that there are more than five hundred species of Passiflora, of which 150 to 200 are native of Brazil. They can be used as food, decoration, and for pharmaceutical drugs.
The commercial cultivation of passionfruit in the Region uses two distinct forms of Passiflora edulis Sims.: the Passiflora edulis f. sp. edulis (purple passionfruit) and the Passiflora edulis f. sp. flavicarpa(yellow or Brazilian passionfruit) and intraspecific crossbreeding.
The passionfruit has a gelatinous pulp with seeds.
🇵🇹 O maracujá é um dos frutos mais conhecidos da Madeira, tanto pelo seu excecional sabor, como pelos vários usos que pode ser dado.
O maracujá é o fruto proveniente do maracujazeiro – uma trepadeira lenhosa, perene, de crescimento rápido, vigoroso, contínuo e exuberante da família das Passifloráceas.
Estima-se que existam mais de quinhentas espécies de Passiflora, das quais 150 a 200 são originárias do Brasil. Podem ser utilizadas como alimento, ornamento e fármaco.
O cultivo comercial do maracujá na Região utiliza duas formas distintas de Passiflora edulis Sims.: a Passiflora edulis f . sp. edulis (maracujá roxo) e a Passiflora edulis f. sp. flavicarpa (maracujá amarelo ou brasileiro) e cruzamentos intraespecíficos.
O maracujá tem uma polpa gelatinosa com sementes.
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