It is a fruit native to the subtropical region of the Americas. Coupled with the climate of tropical Kagoshima, it is actively produced here. When cut in a ruby-colored ripe state, gold-colored flesh appears in a fresh citrus aroma. The refreshing acidity, rich aroma and juicy sweetness are unbearable.
Cultivation started in 2000 in the same JA jurisdiction. The reason why the passion fruit in the greenhouse is stuck in a pinch for gardening seems to be that the fruit does not fall and be damaged by the impact in order to prevent the fruit from colliding with the neighbor. Pinch out: In plants, the buds at the top of the stems and branches (top buds) try to grow in preference to the buds on the sides of the leaves (armpit buds) located below. This is because a substance called auxin, which is produced at the growth point at the tip of the apical bud and moves toward the base, suppresses the growth of the side buds. This is called apical dominance. Therefore, when the tips of the stems and branches are pinched, the growth points are also removed, the supply of auxin is stopped, and the lower armpit buds start to grow. It seems that this property is used to promote branching to improve the appearance after growth and increase the number of flowers. In addition, a bold cutback may be performed to suppress the growth of unnecessary stems and produce new strong shoots.
The inside of the hard skin is filled with jelly-like fruits and seeds, and it has a good aroma and flavor and is perfect for juice. It is a perennial vine that is hard to get pests on, so it is easy to grow and it seems to be recommended for green curtains. The lush foliage of the plant blocks the hot summer direct sunlight coming in through the window and creates a shade on the outside of the window, so it seems that the rise in indoor temperature can be suppressed. The curtains are the same in that they block the sunlight, but heat accumulates between the windows and the curtains. On the other hand, the green curtain is said to have the effect of cutting 80% of the heat energy of solar radiation, which is very excellent compared to the rattan blind shielding rate of 50 to 60%.