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scashaggy

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Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:13:58 PM »
I have 3 different plants that I picked up from PIN...Panama, Possum Purple, and Sweet Sunrise.

I get a lot of flowers but no fruit.  I have hand and cross pollinated between all three plants but still no fruit. 

Does anyone have any experience with this or tips?

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 07:27:13 PM »
Climate, health ,nutrition,water or pollination? Mmm ,,, perhaps nutrition and I would withhold N as much as possible and pump up Kc, Mg and Ca. Maybe water stress it a little also.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 07:53:56 PM »
Thanks for the tips.  I's hard to water stress it right now, it rains just about every day.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 08:06:28 PM »
are they young plants? mighty just need a little time.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 08:18:27 PM »
As far as age goes...I don't know.  I assumed that if they are producing flowers they would produce fruit.   There were all 3 gal containers on trellises.  Since I put them in the ground along the fence they have ran.  You can see the growth from one day to the nest.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 10:17:23 PM »
Giving them some Sul-Po-Mag seems to help with fruiting and fruit quality.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 11:03:40 PM »
Was looking PF flowers today.  They have bees in them all day long. I think this is the key to good fruit set. 

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 08:29:26 AM »
I haven't seen any bees on any of the passion flowers.  They were all over my dragon fruit flowers though.

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 03:32:08 PM »
I had to hand pollinate mine, it bloomed a couple of months ago and no fruit set even hand pollinated. It bloomed again last month and I hand pollinated and it set fruit that are huge now. Bees in my yard are all over my artichoke and pomegranate but don't touch my passion fruit. I read somewhere that carpenter bees are the best for this, maybe I'll set up some bee 'houses' near the vines for next season.
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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 04:45:04 PM »
The best bees for passionfruit are the big Carpenter bees, honeybees are small and do collect nectar and should pollinate they are too small to pollinate as well as the bigger bees.
Passionfruit can be self-compatible or self-incompatible, so what you really want is to grow from seeds so that you get different cultivars. If you got cutting-grown plants you have clones which may be self-incompatible, but if you grow two different seeds you then have separate varieties with enough genetic difference to be able to pollinate each other. Generally the purples are self compatible but would always grow a few different plants anyways.

If you are using various hybrids to try and pollinate each other I don't know how compatible they might be across hybrids of different species.
Info:
http://beeaware.org.au/pollination/pollinator-reliant-crops/passionfruit/

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Re: Why wont my passion vine fruit?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 04:45:37 PM »
Mine didn't set fruit until I hand pollinated, but you say you are doing that, so ??

 

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