Growing Passionfruit Vines

Post by Sharon 

The passionfruit vine (LINK) can be propagated from cuttings but is best grown from seed. It should be planted in full sun (at least six hours a day) in a spot with no trees or competitive roots. Provide a strong structure (LINK) for the vine to climb on and prepare light, fine, deep, well-dug soil with organic matter.

Passion fruit is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. It also has iron which increases haemoglobin in our red blood cells. The rich content of riboflavin (Vitamin B6) and niacin (Vitamin B3) in passion fruit helps in regulating the thyroid activity in our body.

Some people take passion flower by mouth (LINK) for sleep problems (insomnia), anxiety, adjustment disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pain, fibromyalgia, relieving opioid withdrawal symptoms, reducing anxiety and nervousness before surgery, and heart failure. About 20-30 drops under tongue is equal to one Xanax in relaxing and anti-anxiety. I used it during anxiety times during menopause and also for flying. 

The fruit is seedy and fragrant like perfume with a tartness. 

The passionfruit vine grows up to 32 feet a year. You can expect fruit about 18 months after planting. Passionfruit have a high water requirement when fruits are approaching maturity – if the soil is dry, fruits may shrivel and fall prematurely, so water frequently for short periods during dry times.