Purple Passionflower, Passion Fruit Vine Seeds (Passiflora edulis)
Family: Passion Flower (Passifloraceae)
Hardy to Zones 9 to 12
(Purple Passion Fruit, Purple Passionflower Vine) Tropical vine native to South America. Deep mulching and excellent drainage/solar exposure will improve hardiness. Traditional usage (TWM): soporific. Purple passionflower flowers in the second year and produces fruit by the second or third year. The fruit itself is of low acidity and one of the preferred types for eating (edulis means “edible”). Plant prefers full sun and trellis. These can be trained up a sunny wall on the porch to give seasonal shade, and the flower display is a big plus. Soak seeds in a jar of water placed in the bright sun for a week or so, then plant about 1/2 inch deep in fast-draining mix and keep very warm. Germination in about 22 days. Good subject for lights or bottom heat. The plant can easily grow to 20 feet, bedecked with scores of delightful fruits.
Organic growing methods, NO GMO’s
Growing Tip Reference: Richard Cech