How to Grow Passion Fruit Vines

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How to Grow Passion Fruit Vines
Grow passion fruit outdoors in subtropical regions. (passion fruit image by Freeze Frame Photography from Fotolia.com)

Passion fruit vines flower and produce small round purple fruits that have a yellow flesh. The vines grow fast, they can reach 15 to 20 feet in length and you can grow them on trellises to keep them from spreading across your yard. Passion fruit vines typically live for 5 to 7 years. You can grow passion fruit from seeds as soon as you remove them from the fruit. The plant will not grow in freezing temperatures and it prefers outdoor subtropical regions.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Spoon
  • Strainer
  • All-purpose potting soil
  • Seed trays
  • Fence or trellis
  • Organic mulch
  • Low nitrogen fertiliser
  • Pruning shears

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove seeds from a passion fruit with a spoon. Place the seeds in a strainer and rinse them under cold water.

  2. 2

    Place an all-purpose potting soil in seed trays that have drainage holes.

  3. 3

    Plant the passion fruit seeds one-half to 1 inch deep. Water them daily to keep the soil moist.

  4. 4

    Set the seed tray in full sunlight until they reach 10 inches in height.

  5. 5

    Transplant the vines outdoors in a location with well-drained soil and full sunlight. Place them next to a fence or trellis to give them some support.

  6. 6

    Place 2 to 3 inches organic mulch around the transplanted vines. Water the vines deeply twice a week, and more often during periods of extreme heat or drought.

  7. 7

    Give the passion fruit a low nitrogen fertiliser. Feed the vines the fertiliser according to the package directions. They need fertilised at the start of the growing season, during the early summer, in the late summer and in the late fall.

  8. 8

    Prune new growth on the vines once a year to keep the vines under control. Remove any weak growth with pruning shears. Only prune the vines in the early spring or during cool winters.

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