Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

New, Extra Large, Attractive Passion-Fruit Cultivar

Posted by Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityResponsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Israel

Summary of the technology

A new cultivar of passionfruit, developed by Prof. Alon Samach – 280/15
Characteristics: (1) attractive peel color red-orange (2) Pink lady/Pomegranate-like appearance (3) Large size: more than 2 –fold larger than the existent commercial varieties (4) Peel: medium thickness, allowing the firmness of the fruit without effecting the fruit content (5) Aromatic (6) Taste: sweet-sour, similar to the commercial varieties
Project ID : 8-2018-4676

Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Description of the technology

Category

Agriculture& food

Keywords

Passion fruit , Cultivation of passion fruit, exotic fruit

Current development stage

TRL9 Actual system proven in operational environment

Our innovation

  • A new cultivar of passionfruit that shows major advantages over the commercially available passionfruit:
  • Attractive peel color red-orange with purple spots/lines
  • Pink lady/Pomegranate-like appearance
  • Large size: more than 2 –fold larger than the existent commercial varieties
  • Peel: medium thickness, allowing the firmness of the fruit without effecting the fruit content
  • Very aromatic
  • Taste: sweet-sour, similar to the commercial varieties

Technology

The cultivar was found to be stable in various climate conditions (different temperatures, greenhouse and field) and yielded equally and possible superior to the commercial cultivar.

Opportunity

In general, Passionfruit is growing popular as an additive in the dairy industry (fruit yogurts and ice-creams, baby fruit puree). Also there is growing demand in field of cosmetics

Passionfruit is considered relatively free of chemical fertilizers and most suitable for the organic market

Expert growers have shown much interest in the novel cultivar and suggested that based on its appearance, taste and yield, it will likely replace all current passion fruit cultivars on the market shelf.

Project manager

Amichai Baron
VP, Head of Business Development, Agritech & Envir

Project researchers

Alon Samach
HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences
Plant Sciences and Genetics

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  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry and Related Products
  • agriculture

About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Technology Transfer Office from Israel

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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