This amazing passion flower not only produces delicious, sweet purple fruit about the size of a Goose egg, it also has attractive frilly-edged flowers that passifloras are known for. It is self-pollinating with fruit appearing effortlessly and will fruit in a 10” pot. A strong vigorous grower that with a little encouragement makes a fine hanging basket. Periodically just wrap the wandering vines around the basket and in no time fruit will be dangling from the dark green leaves. Give full sun for best performance. Aug-Nov.
Zone 8 – 11
Sunlight – Full Sun.
Growth rate – Quick.
Height – Vining, 12 – 12ft total.
Drought Tolerance – Not really.
Harvest time – dependent on variety, late summer on.
Years to Bear Fruit – 1st Year.
Evergreen or Deciduous – Deciduous
Chill Hours – Can be kept evergreen, if kept warm and growing. Does not require chill hours.
The pulp is used extensively in fruit drinks like Hawaiian punch, and it is often used in baked desserts as well.
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