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PASSIONFRUIT Sweetheart

Passiflora edulis

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Family: Passifloraceae

Characteristics: Evergreen vine 3 m

Seeds per packets: Approx. 8

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A very productive black passionfruit that produces an abundance of extremely sweet fruit with an intense flavour with a high pulp content.
A strong vigorous climber this Passionfruit is an excellent addition to the summertime fruit garden that is easy to grow and produces a large amount of fruits.

Passion fruit is a beneficial fruit for the health as it contains a high fibre content, high levels of vitamin A, which is important for skin, vision, and the immune system, and vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 25-30°C

To assist in the uptake of moisture for germination to occur seed is best soaked in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing.

Warm water soak is recommended for this species.

  1. Place the seed in a container with warm water (around 25°C) and allow to soak 24hrs.
  2. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  3. Cover lightly with the seed raising mix. Do not bury the seed to deeply.
  4. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  5. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  6. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  7. Germination should occur in 30-60 days @ 25-30°C

General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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