How And Where To Plant Passion Fruit
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This week, we are going to talk about how to plant passion fruit! If you have ever wanted to add some delicious flavor fruits to your diet, then this is for you!
Passion fruit comes in two varieties: sweet and sour. The most well-known way to use passion fruit is as an ingredient in tropical desserts like kulfries or guava pie. However, it can be used beyond that!
Here in the South, many people enjoy eating fresh passion fruit during the winter season. They will either eat them right off of the vine or soak them in water and drink the liquid. Both ways taste very good!
So why should you care about planting passion fruit? Because they are not only tasty, but they also provide health benefits as well!
Health benefits of passion fruit
Many studies show that passion flower has medicinal qualities. It may help improve blood circulation, reduce cholesterol levels, aid in weight loss, and more.
Below, we will discuss some potential uses for passion fruit. For more information, visit our article: 9 Reasons You Should Add More Berries To Your Diet.
Warning: Although passion fruit does not contain any vitamin D, sun exposure is still important to prevent problems with bone growth and maintenance. Make sure to always dress in protective clothing and limit time spent outside without adequate sunlight.
This section will focus on the possible uses of passion fruit as a nutritional supplement.
Buy your passion fruit plant
Now that you have determined where to grow your passion fruits, it is time to buy yourself a plant! Thankfully, planting a passion fruit vine is very simple. You will also need some potting soil to accommodate the roots of the plant.
Most sellers will include this basic equipment in the package. Make sure to check before buying as some sellers may try to add additional pieces of equipment or materials to look more authentic.
These are simply there to help facilitate growth for the plant and to ensure its health long term. Do not worry about these things too much unless you know how to take care of them properly first!
General tips: remember that the sun is essential for healthy plants so make sure to provide adequate sunlight during the day and protect from excessive heat at nightfall.
Choose a good location for your passion fruit plant
Finding a perfect spot for your passion fruits is an important part of ensuring they will set fruit. Plants that bear leaves grow quickly, so make sure to update your plants’s environment frequently!
Surround the vines with rich soil that has adequate levels of nutrients. Make certain to add enough water as well, since passion fruit roots require moisture to thrive.
You can also try growing them under or next to a tree or other large shrub, this could help keep them concealed if you want to check on them occasionally.
Once their season comes to an end, cut down the spent branches in order to avoid leaving overgrown foliage which would attract pests looking for food. You may choose to pull up some of the dead parts yourself or have someone else do it for you.
Prepare your passion fruit plant for planting
After your seed germinates, it will need some space to grow!
Make sure to prepare your plants for their new home before introducing them into the soil. This way, they are ready when you can give them their permanent home!
Step one is to make sure your pot or tray that the seeds were sown in is waterproof. You can use a mix of water and rice (or coconut) powder to this.
This allows the plant to dry out and also helps preserve its structure as it grows. Make sure to keep an eye on it until it has completely dried!
After this, you should wash off any remaining dirt using a soft brush or cloth. If there are still roots left, gently pull these out with tweezers.
Know the time it needs
The two main things you will need to know about passion fruit is when they are in season and what variety you want to plant. During spring and summer, most people grow zits or tangerine type fruits that taste of tangy citrus. These are very popular because anyone can grow them and they do not require too much attention other than picking every once of fruit twice a week!
During winter months, strawberries are one of the top fruit plants due to their beautiful berries that keep growing for several weeks. This article will talk more in depth about how to plant strawberry flowers next year.
In between those seasons, there are many different types of passionfruit you can choose from. Make sure to check out your local nurseries to find which ones look the best in your area and at least read some reviews before investing in any particular seedling.
Plant your passion fruit plant
Now that you have everything needed, it is time to plant your passion fruits! These are very easy to grow and will produce delicious berries for years.
You can choose to direct-sow them like we did with this article or use a pre-grown seedling as they are more efficient than starting from scratch.
Either way, make sure to give your plants adequate water and sunlight to thrive.
Care for your passion fruit plant
Now that you have given it some food, watered it, and set up a schedule to check on it daily, it is time to think about how to care for this little vegetable!
If you are able to keep an eye on it during the day, then you can water it at night or early in the morning before school/work. However, if you cannot be there when it needs watering, use a lukewarm (not hot) solution as needed.
Never pour liquid directly onto the soil of the plant because this could hurt or drown the roots.
Also make sure to never expose the leaves to direct sunlight, as this will burn them and possibly cause death. Leaves should be exposed to sun only indirectly, through shades or curtains.
Since passion fruits grow slowly, do not worry too much about the plant going dormant due to lack of growth.
Keep your plant healthy
Like any other fruit, passion fruits grow in specific conditions that are proper for their health and development. As mentioned earlier, you can start growing them from seed!
Just make sure to keep the soil temperature cool (below 70 degrees Fahrenheit) and place it under indirect light so they do not receive too much direct sunlight.
Your plants will also need water regularly to help promote growth. You should notice more leaves developing on your passionfruit vine as time goes on.
Once they begin to form little white dots on the berries, they are ready to be picked! If you choose to do this, remember to only pick oneberry at a time or two very close together.
This is because of how passionate fibers develop within the berry. When there are many hairs, they may become tangled which could prevent the next batch of berries from maturing.
Enjoy your passion fruit plant
While most people enjoy eating fresh passion fruits, growing your own is an incredible way to really appreciate this delicious tropical berry! Not only are they tasty, but you get to choose where to grow them so it can be more environmentally friendly.
Passion fruit plants are very easy to take care of. They will not need much water as they do not flower and produce berries for up to three years. Because of this, they are considered drought-resistant foliage plants.
These plants thrive in indirect sunlight which means you can either set them under a tree or outside next to a window. When they start producing berries, they will let you know by changing the color and texture of their fruits.
If you want to continue enjoying your passion fruit plant, make sure to keep it moist at all times.