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Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« on: November 20, 2023, 01:17:03 PM »
I live in zone 8B/9A of north FL and am very interested in growing passion fruit. In my climate I do get freezes once a year in the mid to low 20's F (-6C). Are there any varieties of Maypop that are way better tasting than others? Is there a variety of passion fruit that I don't know about that can withstand my temperatures? Thank you.

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 01:20:34 PM »
Ask and ye shall receive:

https://onegreenworld.com/product-category/vines/passiflora/

Haven't tried any of these yet, but was impressed to see different cultivars of maypop.

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 01:25:40 PM »
There's a native wild one that grows all the way up here.
It's good tasting just like any other passionfruit.
Super cool to see them up north like that

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 01:36:46 PM »
There's a native wild one that grows all the way up here.
It's good tasting just like any other passionfruit.
Super cool to see them up north like that

Send some cuttings! =)

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 02:33:41 PM »
There's a native wild one that grows all the way up here.
It's good tasting just like any other passionfruit.
Super cool to see them up north like that

They grow quite a bit further north than you, even!



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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2023, 02:45:09 PM »
Ask and ye shall receive:

https://onegreenworld.com/product-category/vines/passiflora/

Haven't tried any of these yet, but was impressed to see different cultivars of maypop.

Wow thanks for the info. The "Nancy Garrison" Passion Fruit looks like the most hardy tropical "Passiflora edulis" variety. I am definitely going to try that out here.

If anyone has experience with that variety, or any other variety, please let me know.

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 06:10:04 PM »
There's a native wild one that grows all the way up here.
It's good tasting just like any other passionfruit.
Super cool to see them up north like that

Send some cuttings! =)
I'll keep you in mind :)

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Re: Improved Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)??
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 06:21:58 PM »
Me as well if you could. :)
Continuing my journey to disprove those who say "You can't grow that in the desert" since 2013.

 

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