PASSIFLORA edulis

Commonly known as Passion fruit, Purple granadilla

Edible yellow or purple fruits. Large flowers which have curly white filaments striped with purple on a white and green background
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  • Evergreen
    3-lobed, toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
    With purple-zoned white coronas
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Vigorous, woody, tendril climber.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Heated greenhouse - tropical
    Under glass all year. Plant requires temparatures above 15°C (59°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PASSIFLORA edulis

 
Seeds £5.00 packet 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £4.00 each
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ovoid edible fruit 5cm (2in) long purple-black and wrinkled when ripe
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.
    Place of origin
    Brazil
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
    7cm (3in) across
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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Passiflora - Care Guide

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