Unusual yet beautiful 3 inch flowers, followed by edible fruits after a hot summer. A self clinging climber from Brazil. Suitable for greenhouse, conservatory, houseplant, or outside against a sheltered wall. Flowers early summer to autumn. Hardy in zones 8-10. In cooler areas it can be brought inside as a houseplant in the winter. The flower is said to represent the Crucifixion.
The fruits are also edible. Used as a flavoring in drinks, desserts, sauces, and many other foods. Grown around the world, produces egg sized fruit filled with wonderfully tart, bright orange pulp.