The passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) belongs to Passifloraceae (the Passion flower family). It is an evergreen woody vine that is native to Brazil. Nowadays, it is cultiveted widely in the tropics and sub-tropics. It was introduced into Japan in the middle days of Meiji Era (about 120 years ago). The flowers are white to pale purple, and the five sepals and petals are arranged in alternate. The filaceous long coronas are drooping. The fruits are elliptic, and the fleshes have an acid taste, scent, and they are used as a raw material for jerry or juice.