Passiflora Edulis – the purple passion fruit vine
passion fruit Passiflora edulis - For best results, use a soilless
medium with a very light covering over the seeds. Vermiculite is ideal.
After watering, cover with a plastic bag or dome to keep the moisture
constant, and put them in a very warm location (above 85 degrees F).
Keep them out of the hot sun, so the emerging seedlings don't cook. You
should see germination begin in 7-10 days. Once the plants begin to
vine, they grow very quickly, and will cover 30 feet of fence in less
than a year. They flower in spring and early summer, and again in the
fall, with fruit ripening 6-8 weeks later. Wait until fruit drops from
the vine, turns purplish-red, and begins to wrinkle before you eat it
or use it for juice.