An excellent variety of passionfruit that has been well proven over the years. We graft the Nellie Kelly onto P. flavicarpa which is not as cold tolerant as other rootstocks but it does not sucker. Plant in full sun and give regular moisture during the growing season for an abundant crop of delicious passionfruit.
Resistant to both 'Berry Disease' and 'Coffee Rust' this tree was developed and recommended for growing in the Northern Rivers Area by NSW Agriculture Department after extensive trials at Alstonville NSW. An open spreading variety, it is a reliable cropper, producing large flavour-filled beans; it is also the recommended variety for those who intend to harvest mechanically.
This tree is highly prized, especially by many Asian cultures because of its highly perfumed flowers, and rich, light green foliage. It is fast growing, with an upright habit to 8m , and makes an excellent specimen tree.