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PASSIONFRUIT - BANANA

banana passionfruitBy Curuba.jpg and Forest & Kim Starr and Nova GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Passiflora mollissima
Description

An elongated yellow skinned fruit with sweet pulp. The pinkish flowers are very attractive. Best suited to temperate climates but can be grown in the subtropics with care.

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$14.90 11 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 20-30cm

$17.90 4 Seedling Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Edible Hedge Or Screen (#EdibleHedgeOrScreen)

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling)

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3644 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Planted about 3 months ago. Gets afternoon shade.

No go here. The hot summer kills them.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, liquid seaweed, woodchip

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Banana

Igor1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3989 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Grow this on a water tank, the large thermal mass stops the frost. It's still winter and the next batch of fruit is only a few weeks away, they are large but still green. These can be a bush pest, so make sure you pick them....


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Passionfruit - Banana

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3082 days 17hrs

Comments: - Spring 2011: Everyone says that these are the bomb and I LOVE passionfruit so when I saw it at the nursery I thought I might try it out! :O)


Sumemr 2011:  Despite how strongly it started out my poor passionfruit died. There didn't seem to be any reason - one day a branch just died, then the next and the next. It was really weird. My grandma gave me another for Christmas so I am trying again. The tag recommends growing it in a pot so I am trying that this time. Fingers crossed!!

 

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Nothing at all seems to have bothered it yet, despite the massive slug and snail invasion that we've had this spring.




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b1b2j3 says... [889 days 2hrs ago]
Mine (6 months & vigorous) just carked it. I think maybe my dog own (1 of 3) peed on it. Also found a balm of gilead uprooted. My dog payback. I am going to ask the seller if any others sudden death.

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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling) 7/10

Luong21's Edible Fruits
Update: 1323 days 16hrs

Comments: - Fast growing, pretty foliage.

Planted: 2016

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling) 6/10

Peter91's Edible Fruits
Update: 1325 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Only had one ripen over winter, taste was pretty average for a passionfruit, with extremely hard and bitter seeds which are inedible in my opinion.


Wouldn't really recommend growing this variety at this point over a standard passionfruit, but since mine has probably 50 flowers on it at the moment, i'll see what fruits ripened over summer taste like by comparison.


If fruits don't improve in quality i'll probably pull it out in favour of trying to grow another passionfruit here.


Pros are that it is a nice looking vine in my opinion, pink flowers are unique and attractive to look at when in bloom all over the vine, and this thing will just grow non stop even through winter.

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Banana 10/10

Veggypatchmeg's Edible Fruits
Update: 3687 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Would love to try this one, does anyone have any seeds I could purchase


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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling) 8/10

CoolClimate1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2253 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Grew this from seed as a cool climate alternative to black passionfruit. It has grown so well, easy to germinate and is growing strongly since I put it in the ground. I'll update when it fruits.

Grew very vigorously, but still hadn't fruited when we moved in Dec 2013. Will be planting another one at the new house though, as it grew so well.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: sheep manure, lucerne hay

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling) 8/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 432 days 24hrs

Comments: - Not as tasty as a real passionfruit - but I like them anyway. They fruit when not much else is around, here, so a welcome change from the usual early spring lack of fruit variety. They need a cool root run here and shade from midday onwards in our hot summers. Being so early they beat the fruit fly season also.

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pruned By: 50% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced Acid lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets. Little and often.


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Passionfruit - Banana 4/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2350 days 2hrs

Comments: -

grows like a weed. Average fruit.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Banana (Grafted) 10/10

Liamsbirds's Edible Fruits
Update: 2195 days 17hrs

Comments: - It is one of the most vigirous plants i have seen.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Banana (Grafted)

Speedy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2880 days 12hrs

Comments: -  

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Passionfruit - Banana (Seedling) 3/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3605 days 12hrs

Comments: -

No water and neglect.


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