Passionfruit is part of the Passiflora (Passionflower) genus. Its scientific name is Passiflora edulis.
This vigorous climber provides gloriously sweet purple fruit in 12 months. Flowers each year on newly produces vines, prefers full sun. Self fertile flowers from mid summer. Fruit ripen from green to purple.
Glossy green leaves with beautiful large flowers easily covers unsightly fences.It is an edible flower / fruit that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Passionfruit is known for its vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 3.00 metres (9.75 feet). This plant tends to bloom in early spring, followed by first harvests in mid summer. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Passionfruit is a great choice. Popular varieties of Passionfruit with home gardeners are Black, Nelly Kelly, black knight, Brazilian Round Yellow, and flavicarpa.
Brazil is believed to be where Passionfruit originates from.
Passionfruit is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Flowers on new vines each year, needs a strong climbing supportTry to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Passionfruit needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 6.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Keep in mind when planting that Passionfruit is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
Seed is best sown fresh, but can be encouraged to germinate by pre soaking for 48 to 72 hours in a shallow container in a warm place. Viable seed usually sinks during this time. After soaking, and planting the seed only shallowly in the compost, use bottom heat, 70-80F, and do not exclude light. Germination is variable and can take a few weeks to a few months, during which time the compost must not dry out.
Short lived seeds that are not suitable to store long term.
prefers a sunny position
Only eat fruits that have fallen from the vine to the ground naturally.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Passionfruit so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Passionfruit so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Passionfruit plants:
Passiflora edulis Sims
17 Feb 2013
Loads of fruit on it this year and doing a whole lot better than last year
Passionfruit care instructions
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Popular varieties of Passionfruit
- Nelly Kelly
- black knight
- Brazilian Round Yellow
- Nellie kelly
- Norfolk island black
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