Enjoy stunning beauty and tasty tropical-like fruits! This Superior line we discovered from 2 patches in our local region that both were producing exceptionally large, egg-sized fruits of delicious uncommon flavor and just full of ripe pulp. Blake has been foraging for these fruits since the early 2000s and most wild vines produce mediocre fruit. Not these! Much better quality and production.
Passionfruit vines, being hardy natives, are little touched by insects or disease of any kind, and are quite productive of fruits. The vines grow vigorously and will soon rapidly climb and create stunning ornamental cover for arbors, fences, decks, etc, making a wonderful natural screen and shade. One vine seems able to produce about 15-20 fruits per season, which is September-November. The vines and leaves are a potent natural relaxant and sleep aid and sold in the health food industry for that use. The flowers begin to come on around July-August and are just stunning. Plants vines about 3-4 feet apart as early in the season after all danger of frost. Very winter hardy once established. Come late autumn it dies back to the ground in zone 6 but in late spring will resprout from it’s roots and flower and fruit again, thus it is a PERENNIAL. In Zones 8-10 may become a permanent woody vine. Will flower and fruit usually the same year of planting if planted in spring. These seedlings come from superior fruiting vines of excellent quality, size and flavor and represent much better than average genetics. These are Passiflora incarnata. See photos. CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANTS grown at Peaceful Heritage Nursery.
RECOMMENDED FOR ORGANIC GROWING – CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANTS
Resistant to: Highly resistant to insects and disease in general. Watch out for Japanese beetles, which can sometimes eat the flowers.
Plant Size: 6-12″ Tall. When these arrive the plants will be dormant and little to no vine may be visible, but the perennial roots are there and will grow rapidly and fruit the first year in most places.