|If you're eager to join The Pot Revolution, groove with the pollinators and plant seedlings that beckon butterflies! Plant nectar plants in pots that are specific to the butterfly species "you want to call". Don't forget to pot up host plants too! Caterpillars gotta nosh! Did you know that 23 species of passionflowers grow in Belize? In addition to producing delicious fruit, Belize passionvine species are caterpillar food plants for some of Belize's most enchanting butterflies including the Zebra Longwing, Holstein, Juno Silverspot, Tiger Heliconian, and Dido Longwing species.
The large yellow fruit featured above are Golden Passion Fruit. They can grow to the size of grapefruits! The smaller, mottled passion fruit grows green on the vine until it ripens to a purplish hue when it drops to the ground, ready for consumption. The riper, wrinkled fruit purportedly has a higher sugar content, but that wasn't evident to our taste buds! Fast-growing passion fruit vines will bear fruit in 1 to 3 years. Plant now and enjoy the fruits of your labour! Enjoy the pulp fresh, as juice, or added to your favourite yoghurt. Passion fruit makes a delicious jam too! We've included a recipe below.
Laced with antioxidants, copper, fibre, flavonoids, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, protein, riboflavin, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, the health benefits of passion fruit are legendary. Eating this delicious tropical fruit may result in improved eyesight, better digestion, lower blood pressure, better circulation, improved bone mineral density, reduction of signs of premature aging, improved sleeping habits, and a lessening of inflammation in the body. Your taste buds will enjoy a taste sensation like no other, too!
If you're up to your ears in bad weather and are interested in moving to a tropical location where you can join The Pot Revolution year-round, our All-inclusive Buyer's Tours offer a great opportunity to experience the best of Belize at Better in Belize! We only have 20 or so lots still available for sale. When they're gone, they're gone!