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roblack

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Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« on: November 22, 2022, 04:01:35 PM »
Hello Everyone!

Looking for p. nitida. I have a plant, and have some sprouts that may or may not make it (snail attack).

As I don't know if 2 plants are need for pollination/fruit (does anyone know if p. nitida is self fertile?), looking for another plant.

Willing to buy or even trade. Not sure my plant is big enough for cuttings yet, but would be willing to trade material with another nitida owner. Have other material for trade.

Thanks for all info and leads.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 05:02:33 PM »
I have a young Nitida but mine is way young.  Not sure if self pollinating but I hope it is because I only have the one plant.  It is a quick grower though and develops roots super fast so I suppose will know by next year or 2 if self fertile.  I am basically treating it like a regular passionfruit and it is doing great.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 05:06:54 PM »
I have a young Nitida but mine is way young.  Not sure if self pollinating but I hope it is because I only have the one plant.  It is a quick grower though and develops roots super fast so I suppose will know by next year or 2 if self fertile.  I am basically treating it like a regular passionfruit and it is doing great.

Let's trade plant material when ours get older.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 09:21:48 AM »
I have one in pot thats probably big enough for taking some cuttings. Would be into trading.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 09:23:06 AM »
Also the guy i got it from said that he got good fruit set with hand pollination, he didnt say anything about needing multiple plants.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 04:22:08 AM »
I have several Passiflora laurifolia sprouts coming up in pot. I read that Laurifolia is quite similar to Nitida, maybe even a pollinator?  They're too small for the journey now, but should be good to go in the spring. I'll send you one.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2022, 08:48:51 AM »
Thanks Stomata! Let's do a trade in the near future. My plant is not quite ready for cuttings, but soon.

Thanks Benjamin. I have a few p. laurifolia plants. One of them is over 60 feet. Grows up and down a large pongam tree. Was sold to me as nitida, but has revealed itself to be otherwise. Will post a pic soon, the stalk on this thing is nuts.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2022, 12:11:43 PM »
Peaceful Heritage Nursery has a great selection that they have seeds available for.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2023, 05:06:20 PM »
Just as a follow up, I can confirm that Nitida can probably withstand some amount of cold at a young age.  Doing great in 10b outdoors potted the whole winter.  I did cover it with a plastic bag on the coldest of cold December nights (probably high 30s here so not too cold) but all it showed was a loss of maybe a few older leaves and its growth slowed down, but is now picking back up quickly probably approaching close to 1.5-2 feet tall now.

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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2023, 08:09:32 PM »
Thanks elandybarr. I checked their site, no p. nitida or much of a selection at the moment.

SDPirate, having similar experience here in 10b on the East Coast. Repotted a few weeks ago, and she's been cooking along. Didn't seem fazed at all by the recent cold spells. And another one is on the way.

Brought inside for a few quick shots:





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Re: Searching for Plants, Cuttings, or Seeds of Passiflora Nitida
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2023, 09:02:40 PM »
Try using Passiflora caerulea for pollination (if you don't care about hybridizing). They are a stud in my garden and it's what i use to pollinate my stubborn fruits.

 

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