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Can you please let me know when the banana passionfruit will be ready also the all up cost. thanking you shirley comben
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shirley comben
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11th January 2008 11:26am
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Leona says...
I saw these at Bunnings
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Correy says...
At Daleys we have just tubed up 100 banana passionfruit - P. mollissima which should be ready for sale by April this year. You can put your email and mobile down on this page:

http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/passionfruit.htm

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11th January 2008 12:29pm
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Mike says...
Hi, I have been searching for this plant far and wide. Would love to get a hold of one too if possible. I went to your Melbourne distributor (Gardensmart, Braeside) some time ago but they didn't have it.
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11th July 2009 9:55pm
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Jantina says...
Hi Mike,I got another banana passionfruit from Virginia nursery north of Adelaide two days ago for $9:95. On looking at the label I see it comes from Vic. from the Nelly Kelly Passionfruit Nurseries PTY LTD, 177 Old Dandenong Rd Heatherton 3202, Ph.(03)95517677 hope that helps.
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14th July 2009 8:59am
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Mike says...
Hi Jantina, I'll check it out. Would be fantastic if they have it available. Thanks for your help.
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Melbourne
22nd July 2009 10:46pm
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lester says...
Banana passionfruit are a big problem weed here.
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Mike says...
I called Nelly Kelly nursery and it seems they've been placed on the noxious weed list by DSE here in Vic. Don't know why as I don't see any of them around so didn't think they were an invasive pest.
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1st August 2009 12:41pm
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Jantina says...
Hi Mike ,I grew up in Vic and our neighbour had a banana passionfruit and I never saw any others coming up in the neighbourhood (there were only a few houses in those days)have you called the DSE and asked their rationale?I live very close to the Vic border and there are no worries here. Sometimes I think their decision depends on what they had for breakfast. The Oz quarantine tell me their list of allowables changes almost daily.
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culebra says...
i grew mine from a 2in tubestock from bunnings several years ago. now its taking over an 8m fence! id grow it for the flowers alone, the fruit are a bonus but are not as sweet as common purple passionfruit. plus the seeds are rock hard and slightly annoying. appears to self-seed. can become weedy.
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culebra
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4th August 2009 9:41pm
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amanda says...
Hi Culebra - what do u feed yours etc? I'm not having much luck with them - I think it may b too hot here?
I love them - there's never enuf' pulp in a p'fruit 4 me - so these guys could satisfy my addiction in the interim!
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4th August 2009 9:44pm
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culebra says...
Hi Amanda i think you may be right re: climate.
I am in Melbourne. Mine grows mainly in winter here and definitely slows down in the heat of summer. Also it is flowering well right now and i counted over 40 flowers open today. i really like the flowers on this one. An excellent ornamental.

The best ones i ever saw in terms of healthiness were in southern Tasmanian (v cold climate by Aus standards, certainly they were exposed to severe frosts but had plenty of water) where they were invading native bushland at an alarming rate but provided me with a good meal. so based on that i'd say it would appear to enjoy cooler climates. Accordingly native climate is the Andes from venezuela-Peru with heavy rainfall so it must have some innate cold tolerance.

I agree with Mike though, I don't see much of them around Melbourne or anywhere in Vic for that matter, so placing them on the noxious weed list seems a tad extreme imo. Although i have noticed some suspiciously passionfruit looking seedlings emerging in the vicinity of my vine which are almost certainly banana passionfruit so the potential is there. apparently its a serious weed in Hawaii and New Guinea.

Not knowing your conditions, I'd say the lack of pulp is due to a lack of water. these are really thristy plants. possibly they can take much hotter climates is provided with sufficient water. mine is situated underneath a down pipe in very sandy soil which means it gets watered especially in winter albeit at an ever-decreasing rate with our drying local climate. I do provide artifical water in the hotter months or if we are having a dry spell. I haven't fed it in a while (you have reminded me to do so). I used to feed it with miracle gro and fish emulsion. Never seen any pests or diseases with this one which is a plus. All the best.
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4th August 2009 10:22pm
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amanda says...
Thanks Culebra - my normal passionfruit have lots of pulp - I am just a pig 4 them :)))) I might cover my banana p'fuit with shade cloth 4 summer - many thanks 4 your help! It's sorted my problem I think - ta!
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4th August 2009 10:33pm
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culebra says...
I could probably offer free banana passionfruit seeds in a couple of months if anyone wants. (many fruits on vine currently but they are not ripe yet).

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5th August 2009 12:16pm
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peter_qld says...
culebra,
I would dearly like to get a plant/seeds or two from you if that is possible. How can I contact you? Or would you prefer me to post my phone number or email address?
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7th September 2009 6:36am
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Flick says...
HI evryone with a banana pash vine, I planted mine out last Sept 2008, it seem that the frost had taken most of my blossom. but i have more flowers on it know and only 4 fruit. 2 of them made it through winter and the other 2 after winter. So i really dont know when to expect fruit off them as we seem to live in different climates.
But I do remember as a little girl my friend parents had one in Wauchope, NSW AND THE FRUIT WAS YUUMMY,so thats why i chose the banana pash vine and i hope they taste the same as the plant in Wauchope did other wise i will be very disapointed.
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5th October 2009 3:34pm
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Lyn Simpson says...
I would really like to buy a banana pasionfruit, I've been trying for two years now with no success. I had one growing around a water tank (thriving) till Max, a poddy calf, ate it. I love the taste and it fruits when we dont have much else.
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16th April 2010 11:36am
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ran says...
I have purchase dry seeds of ebay but they were difficult to germinate but I now have 3 banna passionfruit seedlings
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16th April 2010 12:04pm
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pat in ballarat says...
we moved in to our home 6 yrs ago and a small banana pass. vine had been planted along a wall, it has taken this long but now it has many fruits growing and lots of flowers, does anyone know how long they taketo ripen????
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Rev says...
wow thats a long time
i havent eaten them since i was a kid.
Theres a few closely related species.

like most passionfruits they strike well from cuttings in summer


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10th July 2010 3:52pm
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david says...
Trying to source a good banana passionfruit for growing on a school ag farm. Have fond childhood memories of the large yellow soft skinned fruit that my grandfather grew at Prospect but its not that common these days.

Can anyone help

David
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18th August 2010 1:23pm
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Jantina says...
Is there a Bunnings nearby david? they often have them (here in Mt Gambier) or check Daleys.
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Rev says...
well i need some for my place down sth
ill get in more seed then...
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epiphany says...
They definitely like the colder weather. I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand...the winters there get cold (frost most mornings, sometimes some snow, etc). Banana passionfruit used to grow almost wild up in the Port Hills near my grandparents. They were declared a pest (the passionfruit, not my grandparents...lol) because of their ability to become invasive. But they were lovely to pick as we went walking past :)

I found a few plants in Bunnings recently down here in Melbourne, so am going to give it a go this year as it's pretty hardy. It'll be interesting to see how it copes with our hot summers.
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Melbourne
27th August 2010 8:51am
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amanda says...
Hi epiphany - my 3 vines died in summer :( but a bit hotter here then Melb. The one that was more sheltered from hot winds and got afternoon (summer) shade hung in there a bit longer though. I really miss these fruit - can't understand why they not in F&V shop.
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Max says...
Hi There,
I have a banana pass growing here and the fruit is just starting to ripen. At least 60 fruit on the vine which is Two years old. I first encountered in Hobart as a school boy (long time ago). As far as the pest side goes you can see them growing wild and possibly out of control along the highway North of Orbost up to Merimbula.
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30th August 2010 3:02pm
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Weedy says...
http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedident.cgi?tpl=plant.tpl&ibra=all&card=E04
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10th October 2010 6:00pm
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Colin says...
Hi guys have a bannana pass 2 years old has gone balistic, never heard of this type when the yellow fruit came out i throught we had a dud plant my wife Maggie got it from Bunnings it was a Nelly product the picture on the tag was of the common type (as I know it)
It shoots of lots of suckling shoots that start growing through my new lawn up to 4 mt away from plant I will let it fruit this summer, then its good by, I could see how this plant could go feral if left to run free, im on top of it but every 2 day checking & pulling out shoots,any one who would like it you are welcome , I really feel if it was cut back & dug out it would kick of again Colin
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10th December 2010 12:37pm
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Mary Cassar says...
My husband is very interested in purchasing banana passionfruit plants (2) How do we go about this
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26th February 2011 3:44pm
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Pam says...
Is there a cold climate passion fruit. I really like them but I live at 4200 feet with frosts and occasional snow.
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Jason says...
Yes there are some very cold climate species but I don't think any of those have a fruit really worth while eating
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Rosalie says...
I planted a seedling purchased from Bunnings about 12 months ago. Now have a huge vine with many beautiful flowers but only ONE fruit has developed. Does it need a companion plant?
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Brendan says...
No Rosalie, one is enough.
Try fertilizing with Sulphate of Potash and gypsum. To speed things up, spray the vine with a weak solution of condys crystals, just dark pink, and a good wetting agent, twice a week for 3 to 4 weeks.
That will help the flowers set.
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22nd April 2011 7:20am
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snottiegobble says...
Not for the faint hearted, the banana passionfruit will climb up just about anything to 6 metres & if its host is a slender tree the festoon of vine & fruit will eventually drag its branches down! The birds tuck in to the fruit too so there are also baby vines to deal with. Cannot say the taste is at all appealing compared to its more popular cousins!
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22nd April 2011 11:38am
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kert says...
Banana passionfruit is a serious weed in warmer area bushland . Not recommended if you live near native bush in such areas.
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Jason says...
Apparently it's a real good weed in Southern NSW on the coast. It doesn't grow that well here, there's one or two plants on the highway but it struggles to do anything much. You sometimes see people stopped there collecting the fruit
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micarle says...
Yep it grow's like a weed On the eastern slopes of the blue mtns! A nice weed!
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22nd April 2011 8:26pm
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Rosalie says...
Many thanks Brendan - I'll try this. I remember this plant from childhood when our neighbour's vine hung over the fence and we devoured with relish the beautiful fruit. I was thrilled to find this plant after years of searching, but have been so disappointed with lack of fruit. Looking forward to better results following your advice.
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kerry says...
i have looked for banana passionfruit since i was young i live in the latrobe valley i would like to ask you for some seeds .none of our nurserys have heard of them
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18th February 2012 8:58pm
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kerry says...
can anyone send me some seeds
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kerry says...
hi i live in traralgon i would really appreciate some cutting .i can not find banana passionfruit anywhere.i ate them all the time when i was younger.i would like my daughters to enjoy the fruit
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chillilover says...
hi kerry do you have bunnings close by. I saw plenty of banana passionfruit plants there today for $10.
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18th February 2012 10:03pm
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USA/Aussie says...
I am living in MI, and I managed to get 3 seedlings 2 years ago that I nursed through 6 months of subzero outside temps (kept them in pots in the living room)They didn't thrive in the hot humid Summer last year only producing 2 flowers and I nearly lost them to a -6C frost in Sep. Nursed them back to health this last winter in the bay window and nearly lost them again to vicious hale last week. Passion fruits cos $2 EACH.. if you can get them, in the USA. Hoping for some fruit this year..
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21st March 2012 12:28pm
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TrishTheDish says...
I have spotted 2 very healthy vines growing along the Great Western Hwy at Bullaburra, which is a cooler climate (not often frozen tho!). I have tried to grow the Bunnings bought type in the more humid Sydney basin with no results. I would suggest not treating this beauty in the same way we grow its more popular sibling, neglect may be the best treatment.

I will gather some seeds if anyone is interested, let me know.
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25th March 2012 7:38pm
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Concerned says...
Please don't consider planting Banana Passionfruit, Passiflora mollissima as it is a bad environmental weed. I have seen it spread into quality indigenous bushland in the Dandenongs. I have also been reading it is readily spread by birds, foxes and pigs which eat the fruit, vectors all of which are present across Australia. People may like the fruit but please think of our native bushland and native wildlife and their survival. Also consider environmental weeds are a very costly problem to control, it is far more cost effective to prevent their establishment to start with. This is part of our taxes at work. Please help the huge weed problem we already have here by not planting this in your garden. Some people say they haven't seen much of it around so how can it become a bad weed. This is because it is a new and emergent threat! It takes time to escape from peoples gardens and naturalise but when it does it quickly becomes a BIG and COSTLY problem.
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31st March 2012 11:01pm
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snottiegobble says...
T the D, banana PF can certainly move & travel up just about any trees that get in its way making its fruit easy fodder for birds, possums etc. I would not consider growing it ever again!
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1st April 2012 1:01am
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denise says...
Here in New Zealand it is a weed also. Years ago we would pick the flowers and drink the nectar from the bulbous end of the flower. W atching out for ants. We were the sole custodians for many years of the red flower banana passionfruit which doesnt spread to the wild. It is now common in the nurseries and quite well known. Iy is Passiflora antioquiensis, The fruits have a more tough shell, slightly more angular, and a sweet, non-acid juicy pulp. The flowers hang on very long stalks so look good from underneath.
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coastie says...
I feel homesick after that post, does anyone know where I can get seeds or plants of passiflora antioquiensis, please.
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micarle says...
Coastie, flick me an email... mitchellcarle83 at hotmail dot com I have a few spare seelings your welcome to one.
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2nd April 2012 3:00pm
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john says...
I have spent some time pulling out Banana passion fruit from the bush. Big weed potential.
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MaryT says...
Vines are the worst weeds because they can climb trees faster and higher than we can and smother a rain forest in no time. No exaggeration - the American Armed forces planted vines as camouflage in Vanuatu and Fiji during WWII and the locals told me they killed large areas of rain forest by covering the canopy. The vines are still a problem today.
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coastie says...
The red one or passiflora antioquiensis is not rampant like the regular pink flower one.
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Muse says...
Wow, I just remembered that i never again found that amazing fruit at my parents' friend's house called 'Banana Passionfruit'. I've just done a search and found this thread. I find it wonderous that so many people have fond memories of the fruit from their childhood. Fascinating.

I was thinking, it may be good to grow in a trough or something contained just as one may grow bamboo in a contained space. I ll be seeking to get one too!

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2nd April 2012 10:09pm
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denise says...
olelantana on ebay is selling seeds of passiflora mollissima -banana P/F.It is described as not being on the australian noxious weed list.
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Concerned says...
Dear Denise,

There are many nasty and problematic weeds that aren't on the Australian noxious weed list. This doesn't mean they aren't a big problem. Also noxious weed lists are different between state's as they are compiled by state environment bodies. Sadly legislation takes time to catch up with what is actually happening. By the time a plant appears on a noxious weed list it can have naturalised in the environment. The key to preventing a weed problem and protecting Australian wildlife and natural values is to prevent it becoming a problem to begin with. Look for what is considered environmental weeds, you will find it and many more. Also check www.weeds.org.au. This website has much information on weed polices, current issues and lists many plants that are a problem, not necessarily being noxious weeds.
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8th April 2012 10:32am
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Mike says...
The question of weeds,animal pests and official lists is a complex one.Many of the worst environmental weeds are cattle fodder species and government agencies have been the johnny appleseeds of their spread.Some like leucaena are still being spread and because cows enjoy them like many exotic introductions won't be making any lists for this reason.Ironically lowland cassowaries rely on feral guavas and pond apples for food and trout are not on noxious species lists in spite of documented environmental harm and exclusion of native species.Tilapia are considered one of the most serious pest fish but there is no documented example of harm to native species.
Formal lists have to be taken with a grain of salt and many plants in common use have weed potential.It is hard to assess the level of threat your backyard plant poses especially when you see a landscape wide weed 'apocalypse' in many places.
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Jantina says...
Well put Mike. We have many native plants on our property (hubby has grown over 30,000 native trees from seed and planted them here) but we are surrounded by pine forests on 3 sides the seedlings of which germinate on our land and the roadsides here in their hundreds. The gov. departments don't care because pines are an industry.
Furthermore the gov. has colluded with the likes of Monsanto to plant GMO crops which then cross pollinate with non GMO (and this is a Pandora you CANNOT put back in the box) causing many problems for organic farmers and who knows what problems for humanity in the future. Researchers are only just beginning to plumb the depths of damage done by GMO crops to bees and the farmers in poorer countries who are now trapped in a poverty cycle to Monsanto and the likes.
Take a look around your yard and what is in your pantry, fridge and vegie garden. We now have a global village, and the horse of pure native bush bolted centuries ago.
Use your common sense about what plant where (kikuyu is legal but rarely have I met a more invasive,persistent weed). I would go further than Mike and say formal lists need to be taken with a tablespoon of salt.
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Mike says...
GM superweeds could be serious threats in the future and GM pollen contaminating non-GM crops would certainly compromise their marketability.There are dozens of example of seriously weedy plants not being able to make lists for reasons that are not biological.Legislation routinely retreats from reality on weeds.The bush will never go back to pre 1770 or for that matter pre 50 000bc and there is much we can do to protect the scaps of biodiversiy left.I don't know the level of threat posed by banana passionfruit,or the infestation extent but there are loads of serious potential weeds in yards ready to make their escape.
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john says...
GM has the potential ,eventually, to combat weeds. What if a gene were inserted which made a weed v. vigorous and after ,say, 5 generations it senesced and died. Sort of a suicide gene.
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amanda says...
Must admit I feel the same Mike and Jantina....from what I can gather most declared weeds are those that are noxious to Agriculture in some way (a few are not - but they are few)

If the GM gene is jumping barriers - then could not a suicide gene also?
Haven't we learnt these harsh lessons with biological control efforts? (eg cane toad)

I think my resident acacia is a noxious weed on my block...!?

If a plant is the right plant in the right place, at the right time...then is it a weed? ;-)
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Mike says...
john that is possible and there are many potential positives with GM just look at paw paws as a good example.
It does however harm public acceptability of foods containing GM products, and GM produce is not warmly embraced by the public.The risk of superweeds with herbicide resistance or extra vigour from crossover genes is a genuine concern.I have heard of suicide genes or pathogens in insect that get expressed pretty quickly but in plants it is harder to imagine.You would have to make sure the progeny was widespread and overtook the existing weed so it was effective as a control.
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SophieLind says...
Hi guys after reading your many comments on banana passionfruit I would really love to get a seedling from the passiflora antioquiensis. I will either pay or swap for Elderberry seedlings or prickly pears. Please contact me on softice4u at msn dot com
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SophieLind says...
Oh also if anyone has the giant granadilla passionfruit seedlings I would love one of those as well :)
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Muse says...
This film is INCREDIBLY informative. With an amazing line up of scientists who are on the front line - or have been - of GM invention talking straight after years of being silenced. Inform yourselves and then let's discuss some more.

In Kindness...
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Jantina says...
Sounds interesting Muse but to which film do you refer?
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