Passionfruit - Sweet Granadilla
(Note: This plant is no longer produced by incredible edibles®.)
Native to central Mexico & western South America and is a very popular fruit in these regions and frequently sold at markets.
Stunning on a pergola where the large green leaves can provide shade all year, with the added bonus of a vibrant flower display in summer and tasty fruit in autumn. Plant over a fence, against a sheltered wall or deck. Need a strong structure to climb on.
High vitamin C, A, B, & iron.
How to Eat
Will add, a wonderful new dimension to ice-cream, yogurt or pavlova, or straight from the fruit.
50 to 100 fruit in the right growing conditions.
Generic Fruiting Time
Full sun or semi shade.
Not wind hardy and do not grow particularly well in salty marine locations.
Grow best in warm temperatures and are relatively frost tender but will grow back from the base if frost damaged.
Light well-drained soil is preferred; water logged soil will rapidly kill plants.
For quick establishment plant in spring with plenty of organic matter. Train your vine up a fence or wall removing all laterals until it obtains the height you require then pinch out the top and allow to branch.
Passionfruit are heavy feeders during the growing season and require high nitrogen based NPK fertiliser, such as citrus fertiliser. Apply fertiliser regularly during the growing season.
The fruit is formed on current seasons wood on short laterals therefore prune in spring to encourage new fruiting growth.
Snails can be a problem and vines can be attacked by nematodes it is important that the soils not continuously wet as this can induce fungal rots.