This past week my passionfruit vine has been exploding with blooms.
It’s been just over a year since this Passiflora edulis was planted, and the rainy season just started over the past few weeks. In a year, it has spread and taken over at least 50 feet of fence. That’s with multiple prunings too.
When the vine was first getting established, I fed it compost tea pretty regularly for about 6 months. Also, lots of water and mulch around the base of the trunk.
At one point it started climbing the neighbor’s tree, and it frequently grabs onto the potted trees I have sitting next to the fence.
If all goes well, we should be expecting tons of passionfruit over the summer. Some of the earlier blooms already set fruit:
This is the “Purple Possum” variety, which is self-pollinating. I’d recommend it for anyone in south Florida, as long as you have a good amount of fence line or a tree that it can take over. They are very vigorous!
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