'Passiflora edulis'


Purple Possum

Vining subtropical plant with intricate, purple flowers and sweet purple fruits. Excellent quality fruit.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Self-fertile
Blooming Season: March-April
Ripening Season: -
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities:
Full Size: 20'-30', will tolerate hard pruning of vines to control growth
Cold Tolerance: Not tolerable of cold weather or wind, especially as young plants. Be sure to protect during cooler temperatures. Consider planting near the house for radiate heat.
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Drought Tolerant once established but ensure watering during flowering & fruiting. For initial planting water every day to every other day and then gradually begin water 2-3 times per week after initial planting
Soil & Site Requirements: Plant prefers higher altitudes, but will fruit just about anywhere with well drained soil and organic matter for mulch.
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