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Yellow Passionfruit

Postby abwal » Tue May 06, 2008 5:19 pm

Yellow passionfruit climbing through a wattle tree.

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Re: Passionfruit

Postby gardenaholic » Tue May 06, 2008 5:24 pm

Will these grow down south as would like to grow some different varieties.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby The Estate » Tue May 06, 2008 5:39 pm

I cant even get a Nellie Kelly one to grow :lol: :lol: :oops:
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby abwal » Tue May 06, 2008 7:35 pm

The yellow one is extremely hardy here, but I have no idea how it would perform in cool/cold areas.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue May 06, 2008 11:07 pm

Nice looking fruit. :D
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby veg gardener » Wed May 07, 2008 6:20 am

i have one passion fruit vine, i will have to look on the label this is my second season picking them and this season has been a good season.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby oproudfoot » Wed May 07, 2008 7:15 pm

Hi gardenaholic, I have a 'banana' passionfruit vine here in Melbourne that thrives, but it hasn't fruited yet in 3 years, despite having had many flowers (>100). This could be lack of water though, it's never had much of that. Here's a pic of it.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Cosmic » Thu May 08, 2008 7:51 am

I've just ripped out a orange/yellow one. It grew like topsy in Tasmania and tasted like blotting paper. Nelly Kelly will be going in in Spring.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Misty Fields » Sat May 10, 2008 7:20 pm

I have two nelly kelly passionfruit planted side by side, both 2 yrs old, one has had lots of flowers and two fruit which is the smaller of the two plants, and the other more vigorous growing plant hasnt even had a flower on it yet. They are both in full sun all day so thats not a problem, seems like the second plant is on strike. anyone know about them :?:
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby abwal » Sat May 10, 2008 8:29 pm

Some information here: http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/horticulture/5524.html but may not cover your problem, Misty.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby bubba louie » Sat May 10, 2008 10:20 pm

Passionfruit don't like me either and yet there's one a few streets away that's booming. It never gets fed or watered and it isn't even in a bed, just grows out of the grass and onto the fence.
Last season they thought it was getting too big and took it back to a few sticks. I thought it was dead for sure but it's back with a vengence and is getting more fruit.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Mister Wisteria » Sat May 10, 2008 11:20 pm

Don't know whether this helps but the "Nellie Kelly" people used to say that Passionfruit did best facing the east and should be fed on animal manure. They may not have fruit for up to three years. This was on their labels when you bought a shrub off them many moons ago when I last bought one. :)
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Misty Fields » Sun May 11, 2008 12:08 am

Thanks all for your help. Some people have all the luck with their passionfruit but it isnt me :(
Its facing north, and looks very healthy, maybe it will projuce more next year it will be its third year, will try and keep the fertalizer up to it, maybe that will help.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby guzzigirl » Sun May 11, 2008 9:49 am

Misty Fields wrote:Thanks all for your help. Some people have all the luck with their passionfruit but it isnt me :(
Its facing north, and looks very healthy, maybe it will projuce more next year it will be its third year, will try and keep the fertalizer up to it, maybe that will help.
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don't overdo the nitrogenous fertiliser, this can result in nice healthy foliage but few flowers or fruit. Sulphate of Potash will help promote flowers and fruit.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby huxter » Sun May 11, 2008 5:27 pm

My sister has a Nellie Kelly on an east facing brick fence in Ivanhoe ,Melbourne . Well neglected apart from an occasional burst of water yet always a prolific producer the last 3 or 4 years .And friends in Shepparton have one on a tennis court fence which is rampart and has beautiful fruit .Good soil there though .I'm on clay and though I improve the soil and feed correctly I don't have much success .Yet I've found the weedy feral type in my bush area and had to grub it out .Who can work it out ?

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Re: Passionfruit

Postby abwal » Sun May 11, 2008 7:47 pm

The vine in the pic. faces north and gets no particular care.

I would agree with Guzzi. Go easy on the fertilizer. Lots of plants have no incentive to reproduce if they are too well cared for. A little neglect and a bit of stress can sometimes make them flower and produce fruit.
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby Misty Fields » Sun May 11, 2008 9:27 pm

Thanks for the help everyone, maybe if I threaten to cut its food supply it might start producing, I hear they down have a long life either by the time it fruits properly its life span will be up :(
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Re: Passionfruit

Postby guzzigirl » Mon May 12, 2008 10:10 pm

about 7 years of productive life
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