Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis)
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$31.00 $38.00 incl. GST
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 80cm-85cm.
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
- ⇒ The picture shown is for reference only.
- Passiflora edulis or passion fruit is a vine species of passion flower native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina.
- It is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit, commonly called passion fruit.
- Passion fruit vines grow on many soil types but light to heavy sandy loams with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 is the most suitable.
- Excellent drainage is absolutely necessary.
- Also, the soil should be rich in organic matter and low in salts.
- If the soil is too acid, lime must be applied.
- A fertilizer high in nitrogen promotes plenty of passionfruit leaf growth at the expense of fruit and flowers.
- Fertilize with compost, citrus foods, chicken manure or well-rotted cow manure.
- You can even put used teabags at the base of established vines, leaving them to seep into the soil as fertilizer.
- Plant vines in full sun except in very hot areas, where partial shade is preferable.
- Passionfruit has a high water requirement when fruits are approaching maturity.
- If the soil is dry, fruits may shrivel and fall prematurely, so water frequently for short periods during dry times.