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Anyone growing Passion Fruit?

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So I have this awesome Passion Fruit vine growing out in the garden and the flowers are the most beautiful I've ever seen. They are plentiful and are spreading like crazy. What I wanted to know is, where does the fruit grow from? The flowers seem to open up in a matter of moments and then close the very same day. Most of them are still on the vine but some have fallen off and I'm afraid that if the fruit grows from the flower that with each flower that falls off there goes a fruit? So is there anyone out there that grows this awesome plant and if so may you please tell me or show me via photo where the fruit comes from so that I know where to look  for it. And if they do form from the  flower what may be causing the flower to fall off and what may I do about it?

 

Thanks chicken family :)

post #2 of 3

Mine haven't come up yet this year.  They are a very evasive plant.  If you have 3 this year you'll have 15 nest year.  I think the pod grows on the vine.  Don't worry you will get pods even if the flowers fall off.  They are pretty big size about the size of a golf ball and I think they grow at the end of the season. They took over my flower bed last year and I pulled a bunch of them up and threw the pods away.  The flowers are beautiful but like I said it grows like wild fire and it's hard to control.

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Thank you for responding. I did plant mine in a box but I'm finding that they are growing outside of the box. So I think after I get fruit that I may tear them all out and replant them somewhere that I don't mind them taking over. I'm glad to hear that the flowers wont effect the fruit though. I'm pretty excited about getting fruit. I've never had them before so I can't wait to see what they taste like.

 

Happy weekend!

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