Recommended with Possum Purple Passionfruit Vine
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Possum Purple Passionfruit – Purple Beauty!
Large, exceptional flavored, oval purple fruit make Possum Purple a great choice for the garden or container. Plus the frilly purple and white flowers are great butterfly attractors! Possum Purple will even fruit in a 10 inch container. Prune vine in Summer to keep it from running away! Vines can grow to 20ft in a season and needs a trellis or fence for support. Ripens July-September
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Growing Zone||9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B|
|Mature Height||15-20 FT|
|Mature Width||8-10 FT|
Fruitscaping with Passionfruit Vines
You could not ask for a more exotic-looking vine in your edible landscape. From the frilly purple and white flowers to the large purple fruit, passionfruit vines are a delight in the garden or large container. The vines continue to look fabulous throughout the Summer as they thrive in the heat and sun.
Passionfruit is loved worldwide for its unique, sweet to sweet-tart, tropical flavor whether eaten fresh, juiced, or jellied. It’s flavor has been likened to a mix of mango, guava, papaya, and pineapple. While the Purple Passionfruit is native to southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Chile; the yellow Passionfruit origin is unknown as it may have come from the Amazon area of Brazil or may be a hybrid – it’s a mystery! All Passionfruit vines are rampant growers so give them lots of room. They grow well on a trellis, fence or arbor. Some varieties are host and nectar plants for butterflies and all will produce gorgeous flowers before setting fruit. Passionfruit vines are frost tender so choose your location wisely with lots of sun. While drought tolerant, regular watering is required for good fruit set and fruit quality. Fruit is ripe when fully colored or has fallen off the vine. Even a little shrivelled is okay!.
- Starter Fertilizer: Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: All of our Grape Vine Varieties work great with Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer.
We do not currently have a growing guide for Passionfruit, however our guide on Muscadine Grape Vines can be used as they are very similar in planting and care. We are working on a Passionfruit Vine Growing guide and will add it in the near future. Contact us if you have questions and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.
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We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.