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Passiflora Edulis 'Purple Giant' Passion Fruit in 2L Pots, Tasty Edible Fruits

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Passiflora Edulis 'Purple Giant' Passion Fruit in 2L Pots, Tasty Edible Fruits

Passiflora edulis purple giant can reach 10 meters high. It climbs by means of clinging tendrils and can be kept as an container plant. The long tendrils need lots of support for climbing. It may be grown as a houseplant in a sunny South-facing window. Very fast growing handsome vines with glossy three lobed, deep green leaves and flowers with a white and purple crown. It flowers from June to September. It produces very large purple fruits in the Fall.

Growing Details:
 
Common Name: Passion Fruit
Genus: Passiflora
Species: edulis
Cultivar: 'Purple Giant'
Skill Level: Advanced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: H2
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy
Height: 10m
Spread: 10m
 
 
Description:
 
Pruning is a must to keep the vine healthy. Prune off less vigorous growth and occasionally prune back vigorous growth to promote flowering. When established, and without care, the passion fruit can easily overtake other garden plants, shading them from sun. Fertilize at least once every two weeks in the growing season. If their pot is too large or if they have an unrestricted root run then the whole plant will simply get bigger and bigger but it will refuse to flower and therefore produce the fruits. By limiting the pot size you are limiting the ability to grow and this is seen as a threat, so the natural mechanism is to produce seed for the next generation. A suitably sized pot for an adult plant would generally be of 12 inches in diameter.
 
 
 
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  1. Lovely healthy plants ! 5

    Posted by Chris Ranson on 22nd Jun 2018

    10 out of 10 again ! Plants arrived ahead of schedule, and were strong and moist,

    Planted 3 days ago and already making headway.

    Best supplier I have ever used.