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fisherking73

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Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« on: May 09, 2019, 07:41:30 PM »
Just picked up a passion fruit vine and debating on leaving in a pot or should it be planted in ground?

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 08:02:43 PM »
they grow better for me/vigorous in-ground

once established, they should be more hardy in-ground, and can better deal with dry spells than if sitting around in a pot. 
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 09:22:15 PM by roblack »

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:26:10 PM »
In ground if you want a monster and have something big for it to climb on.
Grow it in a pot if you want it to be a little more manageable. Like roblack said, they are a lot more vigorous in ground.

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 12:08:32 AM »
I think you'll find it problematic in the long run to leave it in a pot.
Their natural inclination is to take off and climb.
You can keep them in a pot for a couple of years... but they really need to be free range.

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
To sort of echo most of the other comments -

I have not had much success/vigor with passiflora in pots. They live, and even flower and set fruit, but they're not vigorous or happy looking.

I am growing incarnata, however, and can't speak directly to edulis or other species.

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 12:15:14 PM »
Thanks, guess in the ground she goes lol The hope is to train her along the top of the fence line in 2 directions so 100 ft in each direction for it to grow.

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
This vine wants to grow to a 2-4" trunk diameter so if you want to see it's potential put in ground with sufficient space above. I have 3 large pine trees which have 3 vines each and get hundreds of fruit.
I also suggest planting several plants known to attract bumblebees as pollinators. This plant has worked well for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoUWjRdlTjQ

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 10:12:10 AM »
Follow up question. Where is a good reference for passion fruit cultivars? Have not found very much in my searches.

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Re: Possum passion fruit pot versus in ground?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 09:04:00 PM »
Follow up question. Where is a good reference for passion fruit cultivars? Have not found very much in my searches.

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