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Capt Ram

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Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:22:44 PM »
My yellow Passion Fruit explosive growth..but has very little fruit
I have 2 vines planted 2 years old..10 feet apart and the vines are about 75 feet long and 10 feet wide, thay were loaded with flowers which I hand polanated every evening for about 6 weeks, yet only a handful of fruit
Any ideas what's wrong..
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Re: Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 01:29:39 PM »
Are there pollen left when you pollinate? I heard the honeybees rob the pollen without pollinating the flowers in the process. So by noon, it should be too late for hand pollination.

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Re: Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 02:34:07 PM »
Fruit production on my yellow edulis varied greatly over the 5 years that it was in the ground.  I did get somewhat better results by hand-pollinating, but not enough to justify the effort.  This year I removed the plant because fruit production fell to practically nothing.  I may re-plant from seedlings or from cuttings, but I'm considering just replacing it with something else - a nitida, laurifolia or maliformis maybe.  Fruit quality was good, but it's not my favorite fruit by a long shot.  Still have Possum Purple.  It has smaller fruit, but it's much more productive and slightly sweeter.

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Re: Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 04:02:55 PM »
Plant other varieties with it and potassium sulphate might help. Flavicarpas set fruit easily are the sweetest and tastiest of all passionfruit in my opinion and even feral vines I see in the bush are crazy productive.They only have a finite productive life however and some don't even last  years.

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Re: Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 04:15:43 AM »
Loads of pollen, on the flowers I hand polanated about 20 a day for a month and onay got a handfull of fruit..
I wonder if I cut it way back if that would help..the base is as big around as your wrist..
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Re: Passion Fruit explosive growth..but very little fruit
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 09:26:00 AM »
Full disclosure.. I am no expert... but...

Maybe you could get more fruit set if you pollinated with another variety.
My Ruby Glows only set fruit with pollen from my Fredericks or Incarnatas.


Worth a try.

Kevin
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 09:29:12 AM by Kevin Jones »

 

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