Crack open a passion fruit and you will notice many tiny seeds surrounded by a yellowish-green jelly. The tart taste tends to linger on your palate and many people enjoy mixing the fruit with yoghurt or other fruits in a salad. If you want to grow your own passion fruit, you should know that the plant is a fast-growing vine that requires space (the passion fruit vine can grow as much as 20 feet in one year) and lots of nutrients. Pick a sunny spot in your garden, supply the plant with a climbing surface and you are on your way to growing your own passion fruits.
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Things you need
- Young passion fruit vine
- Climbing structure (wire fence or trellis)
Visit your local garden nursery and purchase a your passion fruit plant. As an alternative, purchase passion fruit from your local grocery store and remove the seeds. Rinse the seeds off and plant the seeds in small pots filled with planting soil. Water regularly and wait for a small passion fruit plant to sprout.
Choose a spot in your garden that receives plenty of sunlight and near which you can place a climbing structure, such as a wire mesh fence or a climbing trellis. Place a climbing surface where you intend to plant the vine.
Dig a hole as deep as the pot in which your young passion fruit sits. Remove the young passion fruit plant and place it into the hole. Fill the hole with organic compost and mulch.
Water the vines at least two times during the week. Water enough so that a small pool of water remains on the surface of the soil.
Apply 1.36kg. of fertiliser per plant four times during the year. The California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. suggests using 10-5-20 Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium fertiliser.
Keep the vines growing on the climbing structure by removing excess growth and by physically placing the vines onto the climbing structure.
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