Passion Berry Plant Facts

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The passion berry plant, or Solanum cleistogamum, is a type of wild herb native to Australia. The edible fruit of the passion berry plant is a local favorite in many parts of the New South Wales region of Australia.

Geography

  • Passion berry plants prefer extremely dry conditions and are found in the desert regions of Australia.

Time Frame

  • Passion berry plants can be both annual or perennial; they have the potential to bloom only once or continue to bloom year after year. The blooming period for the passion berry plant is late summer to autumn in Australia, during the months of February through May.

Size

  • The branches of the passion berry plant average .6 meters in length, while the plant's leaves are usually between 3 and 10 cm in length, according to New South Wales Flora Online. The small berries of the plant are around 1 to 1 1/2 cm in diameter, reports Outback Pride.

Coloring

  • The passion berry plant is gray-green in color and covered with prickles. Its small flowers are usually white or lavender in color. The berries are a yellowish green or slightly purple.

Taste

  • Outback Pride describes the passion berry as having tastes of banana, caramel and vanilla.

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