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New passion fruit created in Brazil

This article was originally published in Foodnews

A NEW passion fruit hybrid has been officially launched by Brazil’s federal agricultural research company, Embrapa. BRS Rubi do Cerrado yields around 35% juice and has an average fruit weight of 170 grams. Vladimir Pekic writes: the new variety can achieve yields of more than 50 tonnes per hectare in the first year of production, according to Embrapa researcher Fábio Faleiro.

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