Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Passiflora edulis.
Cuttings of young shoots, 15cm with a heel, in spring. Leaf bud cuttings in spring.Cuttings of fully mature wood in early summer. Takes 3 months. High percentage.
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Plants are not very frost tolerant and are best grown in a greenhouse. However, the roots are somewhat hardier and can survive the winter outdoors in many areas of Britain if the soil is prevented from freezing. If plants are cut down to the ground by frost they can regenerate from the base. There is also the possibility of growing plants on rootstocks of P. caerulea which might make them hardier. This species is often cultivated in warmer climes than Britain for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties. The fruit can be freely produced in Britain in hot summers. Roots of outdoor grown plants should be restricted to encourage fruiting. Any pruning is best carried out in the spring. If fruit is required it is best to hand pollinate, using pollen from a flower that has been open for 12 hours to pollinate a newly opened flower before midday. The flowers open in sunny weather and do not open on dull cloudy days. The flowers have the scent of heliotropes. A climbing plant, attaching itself to other plants by means of tendrils that are produced at the leaf axils.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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