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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:29 PM
Hi, I have just done a trip to bunnings to find they had in non-grafted black passionfruit vine's. i've been looking for a non-grafted one for some time and dont come across them too often, where we live anyway. Years ago a planted a grafted passionfruit and after two years it started to sucker from the rootstock, i was so dissapointed, so i thought i'm not going to grow a grafted one again after that.
I was just wondering where is the best position in the garden to plant passionfruit, i would have thought direct sunlight? In my garden i can choose between morning sun or hot afternoon sun, i think that the hot afternoon sun postiion would suit it better, what do you think? thanks
Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:49 AM
My mum's passionfruit vine grew on a north facing trellis set well away from the house and trees, so had no shade at all . It was blasted with sun for all of the day, for all of the year.
The passionfruit she grew were to die for.
I don't know if that's the correct way to grow them but it worked for my mum (house was in Sydney suburbs).
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:28 AM
ours is growing at the back of the yard, north facing. it gets sun most of the day. the cockatoos are getting at the fruit though
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:42 AM
Ours growing up faced west (the only choice my parents had for veggies). So it got full midday through afternoon sun. Grew really well, but as PP said, the cockatoos LOVED it. Eventually my parents pulled it out because netting wasn't working and all the fruit was disappearing.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:46 AM
I'm just wondering how you can tell if you are buying a grafted or non-grafted one? Non-grafted sounds better - well done OP.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:11 AM
Hit is with as much sun as you can, and use citrus fertiliser, if you do fertilise. The fruit is not ripe till it drops or comes off at a touch.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:37 AM
I have two passionfruit against an east facing wall (so they don't get any afternoon sun). They are growing really well, very vigorously. Not sure what variety they are (they're two different ones) or if they are grafted or not, but they are going great. I only water them and that''s it. They fruit for almost the whole year around. In in Qld.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:46 PM
Passionfruit are pretty hardy so I would plant it in the most convenient position that has the most sunlight hours.
They are also very thirsty so need plenty of water. Their root system is shallow and spread out so don't just water/mulch/feed around the stem, but a wide arc.
This is a link to the Gardening Australia fact sheet. I really like their work
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:00 PM
Thanks for youre replies, i think i will plant it on the north fence, which does get most of the direct sunlight and the hot afternoon sun too, i'll just have to make sure i keep the water up to it. Oh no that's not nice that the parrots take the fruit, can you net the vines or not to keep them off? We have other birds that take fruit but not parrots.
seepi I have been looking for a non-grafted one for sometime as you dont see them too often, most are grafted ones (nellie kelly), this one is a black passionfruit and on the label says Non-grafted, so i hope it goes well.
LucyE Thanks for the link i will have a look at that, i am a regular reader of the gardening Australia magazine, i really like their work too.
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