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 Post subject: passion fruit vine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:34 am 
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I grow this passion fruit vine for shade and fruit, but I am not getting any fruit after planting it about 5 years ago or more.


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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I get flowers but no fruit


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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so I am thinking of cutting it all down & replacing it with shade cloth


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getting to heavy on the roof


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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in-between the 2 runs


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:40 am 
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I have a doggy door, so they can get full sun or go under the shade


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:44 am 
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I am planning to put shade cloth around the roof and the 3 sides of were the passionfruit grow, as when I get a broddy hen and the chicks hatch they would be protected until when they get older and I then mix them with the other girls.

this is my plan.


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:59 am 
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Twitch I had frinds who lived in your area. They tried to set up a passionfruit farm. It wasn't successful as apparently the soil is too salty.
Natural greenery is always cooler than shade cloth as the leaves transpire moisture which evap cools as the breeze passes thru, although in already humid conditions this is not always comfortable.
That is one huge passionfruit vine. The shade cloth sounds like a good plan, and perhaps also plant something less aggressive.


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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Was it a known variety that does fruit. Vines that bear good fruit are grafted varieties onto a non fruiting native type. The grafts do not stand a frost and die back. This stimulates the non fruiting root stock which takes over and out competes the grafted material. I suspect this is what is also happening. As said, green foliage is better than shade cloth any day of the week.

The advise I would give is to leave it for the winter and in spring prune it back and remove it. Then get another fruiting variety and replant it. Studiously remove all shoots from the root stock and only allow growth from the graft. Protect it from frost until it is well established and growing well. You should get an abundance of fruit then but remember to feed it well as fruit take a lot of nutrients and energy from a vine.

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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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Good advice from Mike.
Another possibility, especially given it's very healthy greenery is an excess of nitrogen from the chook poo. this stimulates leaf growth to the detriment of fruiting. If you replace it feed with something high in phosphorus and potassium -NPK ratio on fertilizer packets (nitrogen, phosphorus,potassium) choose something labeled for flowers and fruit.
When you remove it watch for shoots emerging from the old root stock and destroy them.


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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I don't know weather I grow another one, if I do it will be in the front yard, as I have been told, that it is getting to much chook poo for fertilize and I also got told to put a bit of garden lime on it.
but I sink of pruning it down again.
so that is why I am thinking of the shade coth


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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It looks to be a good healthy vine of the usual purple passion fruit, Passiflora edulis rather than the usual blue passion fruit rootstock, P. caerulea.
I can see some flowers in the photo so it should fruit. Perhaps possums are eating the fruit before it ripens?
I prefer to grow passion fruit on their own roots as the blue passion fruit is very weedy


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 Post subject: Re: passion fruit vine
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one side


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what it looks like now


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main root


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