Growing Possum Purple Passion Fruit is surprisingly easy. This vigorous tropical fruit vine is a heavy bloomer. The flowers are breathtaking and exotic. They are ivory and purple and uniquely funky. These blooms give way to amazing fruit that is both tasty and good for you. Passion fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. It is also rich in plant compounds like carotenoids and polyphenols. This nutrient dense fruit can be eaten fresh, juiced, or used in jams, desserts, salads, and more.
Even though this vining fruit plant grows in warmer climates, it can be grown in pots in cooler climates and moved inside during winter. It easily grows up trellises, posts, fences, and arbors and works well in hanging baskets.
- Healthy fruit. Eating Possum Purple Passion Fruit can reduce inflammation, cancer, and heart disease and boost your immune system and digestive health.
- Easy to grow. This vigorous vine doesn’t require much care. Just sun, water, and a spot to climb.
- Beautiful vine. This vine produces loads of exotic flowers that will transform your landscape and invite butterflies.
- Large crop. All those flowers become fruit. You will have plenty of fruit for yourself and to share.
- Self fertile. This plant is self pollinating so you only need one plant for loads of fruit.
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Is The Possum Purple Passion Fruit Plant Self Fertile?
Yes, this fruit vine is self pollinating.
When To Harvest Possum Purple Passion Fruit?
Harvest time will vary depending on the climate, but passion fruit will be ready to eat about 2 to 3 months after pollination.
How Do You Know When Possum Purple Passion Fruit Is Ripe?
The fruit will become dark purple, heavy and plump and will be easy to pick. The skin may even be slightly wrinkled.
Since this passion fruit vine is grown in warmer regions it can be planted any time of the year. Be sure to provide plenty of water when summer planting. For out of zone container patio growing, plant indoors or wait for temperatures to be averaging around 50 degrees Farhenheit to plant in pots outside. These plants can should not be exposed to freezing temperatures.
The Possum Purple Passion Fruit vine thrives in full sun and well-drained, nutrient rich soil.
Water deeply at the time of planting and about twice per week for the next couple months while your passion fruit is establishing. Once established Possum Purple Passion Fruit vines are drought tolerant, but will do best when watered during dry conditions especially when the plants are actively flowering and fruiting. Container grown plants will need watered more often than plants in the ground.
In early spring and late summer/early fall apply slow-release fertilizer.
To encourage a bushier plant, pinch back the young tendril tips.
Harvest fruit when they are ripe - dark, purple skin on firm, heavy fruit that comes right off the vine.
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|