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Harvey E. Arjona, Frank B. Matta, and James O. Garner Jr.

Fruit growth (diameter) of purple passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims.) and maypop (P. incarnata L.) followed a sigmoidal growth curve. Passion fruit were larger than either greenhouse-grown or wild maypop fruit. Wild maypop produced larger fruit than greenhouse-grown maypop. Yellow passion fruit had the lowest percentage of pulp and the highest soluble solids concentration (SSC) and greenhouse-grown maypop had the lowest SSC among the four groups tested. Purple and yellow passion fruit had lower juice pH than maypop. Wild maypop fruit had the highest sucrose content and purple passion fruit had the lowest. Yellow and purple passion fruit juice had higher fructose and glucose contents than did maypop juice.

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Bielinski M. Santos and James P. Gilreath

A 2-year field study was conducted in two locations in the Dominican Republic to determine the influence of various support systems and nitrogen fertilization programs on passion fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa) yield and economic returns. Three trellis systems were used: 1) single line, where a single wire was placed along the planting rows at 2 m high; 2) double lines, where two wires were established along the planting rows at 2 and 1 m high, respectively; and 3) crossed lines, with wires at 2 m high, allowing the vines to grow both along and across the planting rows. Nitrogen (N) fertilization rates were 13, 26, and 52 g/plant of N every 20 days. Plants trained with the single- and double-line support systems combined with 52 g/plant of N had higher marketable yield and had the lowest proportion of non-marketable fruit/plant per year. Partial budget analysis indicated that the single-line support system had a marginal return rate of 36% compared to the double-line support system.

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S.D. Sharma and M. Singh

of field-bind weed (Overall lsd = 14.2). Field study. Brazil pusley, hairy indigo, passion-flower, garden spurge, and natalgrass were present in the experimental grove. Application of glyphosate at 1.25–2.5 kg·ha −1 achieved 64

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Ting Zhou, Hao Jiang, Donglin Zhang, Junjun Fan, Long Zhang, Guibin Wang, Wangxiang Zhang, and Fuliang Cao

analysis of morphological characteristics of two species of passion flower with ornamental potential and of hybrids between them Genet. Mol. Res. 10 2457 2471 Spongberg, S.A. 1996 Cultivar name registration at the Arnold Arboretum 1995 HortScience 31 329

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Ting Zhou, Hao Jiang, Wangxiang Zhang, Donglin Zhang, Junjun Fan, Quanquan Zhang, Guibin Wang, and Fuliang Cao

, A.A. Freitas, J.C. Lawinscky, P.R. 2011 Multivariate analysis of morphological characteristics of two species of passion flower with ornamental potential and of hybrids between them Genet. Mol. Res. 10 2457 2471 Spongberg, S.A. 1996 Cultivar name

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Viviane de Oliveira Souza, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Alex-Alan Furtado de Almeida, Joedson Pinto Barroso, Alexandre Pio Viana, and Cláusio Antônio Ferreira de Melo

Genus Passiflora L. belongs to the family Passifloraceae A.L. de Jussieu ex Kunth and includes species known as passion fruit ( Passiflora edulis Sims) or passion flowers. Brazil constitutes one of the largest centers of genetic diversity for

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Ying-Chun Chen, Chen Chang, and Huey-Ling Lin

The genus Passiflora L. is a group of about 520 species that grow as vines, shrubs, or small trees in tropical, subtropical, and occasionally temperate areas ( Ulmer and MacDougal, 2004 ). Also known as passion flowers, numerous species in this

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Jenny B. Ryals, Patricia R. Knight, and Eric T. Stafne

://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats/index.asp > Vanderplank, J. 2000 Passion flowers. 3rd ed. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA Wehtje, G. Reed, R.B. Dute, R.R. 1985 Reproductive biology and herbicidal sensitivity of maypop passionflower ( Passiflora incarnata ) Weed Sci. 33 484 490

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Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Gitta S. Hasing, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny, and Gary W. Knox

conditions, as well as the environmental and economic benefits of reducing N fertilization. Units Literature cited Berberich, S. Snyder, J. Geneve, R. Williams, M.A. 2006 Growth and flowering response of container grown passion flower cultivars to fertilizer

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Zhuping Fan, Yike Gao, Ling Guo, Ying Cao, Rong Liu, and Qixiang Zhang

characteristics of two species of passion flower with ornamental potential and of hybrids between them Genet. Mol. Res. 10 4 988 992 Soltani, F. Akashi, Y. Kashi, A. Zamani, Z. Mostofi, Y. Kato, K. 2010 Characterization of Iranian melon landraces of Cucumis melo