Fast-spreading, tropical vine with showy, blue flowers and edible fruits with skin colour ranging through purple-black to yellow and orange. Flesh is sweet and filled with seeds. A summer favourite although fruit can mature through winter as well. Needs a substantial supporting structure. Prune back after fruiting to keep compact and encourage new fruit formation.
Cultivars include 'Nellie Kelly', 'Panama Red', 'Panama Gold', 'Misty Gem' and 'Sweetheart'.
Edible, Mediterranean, Tropical
H: spreads to more than 800cm W: spreads to more than 800cm
autumn, spring, summer
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