Introduction

Browsing through the huge range of passionfruit at https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/search.php?q=passionfruit
they had me when they said the reds were more vigorous than the blacks, and cropped heavily from Autumn to Spring. You can never have too many passionfruit.

The perfect solution for any unsightly fences or structures, they love full sun, with protection from strong winds.

It’s not a native, but it’s part of most Australian’s childhood gardens.

Eating

Eat fresh from the vine or cook them in your favourite dish.
They’re a great source of vitamin A and C and contain calcium and iron
and dietary fibre.

Growing

As a first-timer, it was a surprise to notice on Daleys that the grafted self-pollinating variety was classified as a tree, while the seedling that required two plants to pollinate, was classified a vine.

In tropical areas the Panama variety grows the best, and the Panama Red Pandora is a lovely self-pollinating one.

They can grow large root systems, so give them plenty of room.
They love rich organic matter and well-drained soil.

Plant in spring, after preparing the soil, watering and mulching well.
Feed with diluted citrus food or manure twice a year. They need a strong trellis or structure.

Passionfruits need to ripen fully on the vine, and will drop off, or be easily picked when ripe. Prune after harvesting to encourage growth next year.

Recipes

Frozen passionfruit margaritas at https://www.thebowerbyronbay.com.au/byron-the-cocktail-lovers-guide-to-byron-bay/
https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/passionfruit-white-chocolate-mousse/ec099ccf-2146-4e39-a89a-7e4d7a034065?r=recipes/passionfruitrecipes&c=cc84ef4c-3812-4d65-bb9b-c095cf1a5497/Passionfruit%20recipes

Credits

https://www.bhg.com.au/passionfruit-vine-how-to-grow-passionfruit
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/passionfruit-panama-red-pandora-tree.htm
https://ourpermaculturelife.com/passionfruit-leaves-are-edible-too/
https://www.flowerpower.com.au/garden-advice/gardening/passionfruit/
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ingredientsprofiles/Passionfruit



Appearance

Type: Vine
Height: Medium
Leaf Size: Large
Foliage: Evergreen
Permanence: Perennial

Functions

Bush Tucker: No
Edible Flower: Yes
Uses: Fruit, Salad, Edible Flower, Freeze, Cocktail
Fire Retardant: Unknown
Interest: High

Growing

Climate Zone: Tropical, Subtropical
Planting Season: Spring
Harvesting Season: Spring, Autumn, Winter
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Soil: Well Drained
Frost Tolerant: A Little
Time to Maturity: 2-3yrs
Watering Preference: Moderate