How to grow your own passionfruit

Melissa’s Passionfruit Planting and Growing tips

– Plant in spring for autumn fruit
– Choose a grafted plant with a good growth tip
– Plant it level in the ground and don’t tease out the roots; they don’t
like disturbance
– Water in with seaweed solution and mist the foliage with a half
strength brew
– Water every day during the first week
– Water in a wide area to encourage roots to spread
– Passionfruit will twine itself around a string
– Remove any growth from below the rootstock
– Plant two vines to improve pollination
– Don’t over fertilise or over water your vines
– Regular applications of compost and seaweed solution is enough
to ensure a good crop
– Mulch well
– Pick fruit when ripe – it will fall from the vine to the ground
– Prune back to a 1m diameter crown in spring, making sure you
leave some good growing tips; it will quickly regrow and reward
with fruit.

Troubleshooting Q&A

Why is my passionfruit flowering and not fruiting?

Answer: A lack of pollinators. Best not to use insecticides, and plant herbs that attract beneficial insects.

Why does my passionfruit look sick?

Answer: It’s probably too old. They need to be replanted after about 6 years. It might also have a fungal disease if it has brown spots on the fruit or yellow mottled leaves.

How do I treat fungus?

Answer: Spraying with a horticultural oil seems to supress mites and the fungus.

How do I control fruit fly?

Answer: Use baits in areas prone to attack.

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50 Comments

  1. mario dizon on April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Hi nice tips

  2. Exodia Lmfao on April 12, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Oh my God look at that cake I’ve never seen anything more beautiful

  3. david lepoint on April 12, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Vraiment super

  4. lydia plata on April 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Do I have to prune after fruiting

  5. Mansour Hrera on April 12, 2021 at 12:06 am

    iam sorry for my folt iwant thank you for your information thank you

  6. Apollyon Hall on April 12, 2021 at 12:07 am

    DO NOT ! put water on the leaves it burns the tree

  7. Luis Ramirez on April 12, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Talk about a good boy

  8. venkatesh bandi on April 12, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Very useful

  9. Magenelli Epikrati on April 12, 2021 at 12:11 am

    I am red passionfruit keeper here in mycountry. Red passiflora loves mild climates. 15C to 26C.

  10. Roxay05 on April 12, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Great info! Thank you!

  11. Ian Loughor-Clarke on April 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Very good video thank. Could you please do a demonstration of the pruning that takes place on this vine.

  12. Tai Ng on April 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    My neighbour is from Sri Lanka. She said the young leaves r used as salad in their culture, sprinkled with desiccated coconut. I will try that one day.

  13. Louise Cusack Fantasy Author on April 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    What does "cut the crown back to a metre diameter" mean? What is the crown of the plant? Would have loved a bit more info there.

  14. Rahul Nambiar on April 12, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Happy doggie

  15. H Hinder on April 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Just another point of view, planting passionfruit is a pretty shit thing to do. The birds eat it and then it spreads Into our rainforests. It climbs up great big hundred year old trees, and suffocates them. Nice fruit, but a bloody horrible plant.

  16. John McMahon on April 12, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Hello! Do you have any ideas/suggestions for if passion fruit will grow in a container garden? I live in Los Angeles and know passion fruit will grow here (my old apartment had some planted in the garden) however, I’m not sure if it will do well in containers. (My current apartment doesn’t have a garden, but I have a patio on the top floor that gets plenty of sun)! Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated! Cheers!

  17. 美食健康 on April 12, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Love doggie, cute 😊

  18. TeardropHunter on April 12, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Can you do a video on pruning them please?

  19. Lachlan Anthony on April 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Probably should of watch this video 4 years ago. We have had only one passion fruit from it. But it has grown beautifully

  20. DINESH YADAV on April 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Love from india 🇮🇳

  21. THE 6IX on April 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    I so want that dog’s life… hahahahaha

  22. Jayden Townsend on April 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Funnily enough, my 2-3 year old passionfruit started flowering since lunar new year. Maybe its the full moon, or maybe its the rain.

  23. Nancy Dotimas on April 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    *is that cake? What you do to it? In last scenes*

  24. Ornithorhynchus anatinus on April 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Yumm yumm i love these passionfruit. You are what you eat? 😂😁👍👍 good stuff. Thanks gardening Australia and Melissa.

  25. AJESH PARETH on April 12, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I love purplefruit.. my fvrt❤

  26. Alia Streetman on April 12, 2021 at 12:27 am

    String and tape wth ! I love that !

  27. Lovin Babu on April 12, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Really nice and informative!

  28. Jono Mich on April 12, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Excellent video, very informative.

  29. ap chay on April 12, 2021 at 12:29 am

    common doggie 😂😂😂

  30. Tom on April 12, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Great segment, but definitely do not spray leaves with fertiliser

  31. Agriculture Tripura on April 12, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Wonderful and mind blowing garden

  32. Peter Conway on April 12, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Is that a passionfruit cake? What’s the recipe? It looks yummy!!

  33. Nicholas Tsagkos on April 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    What’s the best root stock for grafted passion fruit please?

  34. gavic pg on April 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Will it grow in Melbourne metro area ?

  35. Saud Mohammed on April 12, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Can it be growing in hot weather?

  36. Perfect Glor on April 12, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Hi im Filipino i have red yellow grapes fruits in front of my house it’s my first to plant… what should i do now its more that 3 meters and i put a bamboo for scattering ng branch… do i nee d to change it.. and do i need to pruning to bearing fruits

  37. Zee on April 12, 2021 at 12:37 am

    lol her dog is so happy

  38. Mansour Hrera on April 12, 2021 at 12:38 am

    فاشىن غخع بخق شمم امهن غخعق قثحخقفشل

  39. N.I.O Team on April 12, 2021 at 12:40 am

    😁😁😁

  40. Jessica X on April 12, 2021 at 12:42 am

    The dogs are so cute!!

  41. M tehrany on April 12, 2021 at 12:43 am

    thanks a lot for your videos I love video of passion fruit ,last year i germinate from a passion fruit i buy it .but unfortunately my lovely passion fruit dead,in my area whether was hot to
    45 C degree and everyday i give it water and make for it shade .please help me to have again,thanks

  42. Ryan on April 12, 2021 at 12:49 am

    If my passionfruit vine doesn’t start producing in the next year, my eclectus parrot is going to the farm!

  43. Nhelzky on April 12, 2021 at 12:50 am

    how many months start fruiting passion fruit from seed

  44. moviemakerwannabe on April 12, 2021 at 12:50 am

    thumbs up for the branch manager!

  45. Angela Palmer on April 12, 2021 at 12:51 am

    What kind of passion fruit I can grow in Uk I love this video very nice

  46. King Mufasa on April 12, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I want that CAKE!

  47. MAH Hais on April 12, 2021 at 12:52 am

    The video is worthy to be seen unlimited times . Thank you for your efforts. I would like to ask this question:what is the highest degree of temperature that the passionfruit can bear? What is the secret beyond the dog holding a stick all the time, have you trained him? I look forward to an answer to my first question sooer no later. My best regards. I am from iraq.

  48. Muhammad Zahir Shah on April 12, 2021 at 12:53 am

    want to visit this beautiful garden

  49. feki emna on April 12, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Hi can I havea recipe cake please

  50. Daneshshamsi on April 12, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Great video

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