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I Planted a Passion fruit plant and it is almost one and half years now it has not bear any flower not to talk of fruits. Its really very annoying. I felt it will bear fruits in one year time but now all it does is to grow and creep everywhere without bearing a sing flower.

What should i do in this state. also advise some of the some ways i could manage the plant
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Brendan says...
Hi Innocent,
Sounds like your passionfruit is getting too much Nitrogen. Try giving it some Phosphorus & Potassium fertilizer, and mulch around the vine, but not touching it.

They don't like being too wet either, unless the soil is sandy.
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Innocent says...
Thanks Brandan

However, i will do just that. But is it posible for it to stay more than a year without bearing fruits

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Brendan says...
Hi Innocent,
If you give it the fertilizer & mulch I suggested, it should start bearing fruit. We can buy liquid Potash here, if you can get some there that will speed up the fruiting as well. The directions are on the bottle.
Even a pinch (not too much) of Condys crystals, in 9 litres of water, plus a wetting agent, spray the vine twice a week for 4 weeks. That will also help it bear fruit.
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Innocent says...
Thanks you for your message. From the picture you can see what do you think is the status of the plant.

How about the solid Potash can it work. because i dont know where to get the liquid Potash.

hope it can bear fruits soon.

Innocent U. Obialor
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29th August 2011 8:21pm
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Brendan says...
Hi Innocent,
Yeah, the plant looks ok, it's very green, probably from the nitrogen?

You can scratch the powered potash into the soil around the plant and water in. Do the same with Phosphorus fertilizer.

Some old manure and mulch would help too.
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amanda says...
What type of passionfruit is it Innocent?
It's a lovely looking vine though :) Would be great to see a photo of one of the flowers, when you finally get one.

I agree with Brendan - maybe too much nitrogen...what do you feed it?

Some other thoughts are - lack of sun. P'fruit like pretty much all day sun. Thetype of passionfruit it is. I don't know much about the more exotic ones - but I know some can take a bit longer to get going..?
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Innocent says...
Hi Brendan and Amanda,

Thanks for your great support. Please can i have an exact picture of the Potash and phosphorus fertilizer you are talking about.

Thanks once again,

Innocent
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Brendan says...
Hi Innocent,
Have a look at Manutec's Mono Potassium Phosphate.
It has no Nitrogen, 23% Phosphorus & 28% Potassium.

http://www.manutec.com.au/default.asp?pageid=5&template=PRODUCTCAT&catid=28&catalogue=6&prodid=MTO0566
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Jess says...
Now is about the time that you should be pruning back as well. Passionfruits will only flower on new growth.
Mine is about the same age, and i didn't see flowers last summer, but in about March this year my partner accidently chopped a whole bunch of branches off with a whippersnipper and it started flowering like crazy. I had to hand pollinate, and probably got about 3 to germinate, but the weather got too cold and they didnt ripen. I have now pruned back ready for summer, and its already starting to shoot out new growth.
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Innocent says...
So pruning be of help. its growing aggressively but have not a sing flower. i have added phosphorous but no result yet. please confirm the level of pruning required.

and tell me how i can buy the potassium because its no where to be found around my area.

Innocent
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Brendan says...
Hi Innocent,
Wood ash from a fire contains potassium, also known as Potash, (and some phosphorus). Best no to overdo it tho, as it turns into a sticky/gooey mess.
Sulphate of Potash is what you're after.

If you can get some Condys Crystals (potassium permanganate), and add a pinch to 9 litres of water, but it needs a good wetting agent as well, and spray you vine twice a week for 4 weeks, that WILL make it flower.
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Innocent says...
My passion fruit refuse to bear fruit for almost four years.
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Mike says...
Innocent it is time for action with your defiant passionfruit.Trim it back to main runners only 2.5m long and remove most of the vine.Put wood ash,banana skins and stems or washed seasweed around it for potassium.Soapy water can be good for potassium from plain soap with no chemicals or perfumes.Don't use high nitrogen animal manure except from chickens.Make sure it gets as much sun as possible by trimming sun robbers around it and wait.
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Innocent says...
Do you mean i should cut if down complete and allow it to grow afresh.


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Mike says...
You are the first person who I have met that is truly Innocent.I have grown quite a few productive passionfruit and some that have been shy to produce fruit.By leaving the stem in the ground and 2 meters of growth only on 2 or 3 main branches and chop away all the rest of the vine.The resprouting plant will often fruit faster.I would give it one last season and if it does not produce it should go to plant heaven.Does the type of passionfruit look like the one in the picture?
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Innocent says...
Yes That is Exactly how it looks. The vine is just growing everywhere but have not bear a single fruit. I am very worried. Do i should just leave only two main stems and chop off the rest.
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Mike says...
Yes Innocent.
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Innocent says...
See how the mighty have fallen. Just as you advised, hope this level of pruning is ok.

so what is the next step.
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MaryT says...
OMG Innocent, are you related to Mike? You match him with your ruthless pruning, I'm sure - yes, what now, Mike?
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Mike says...
Mary I already got the "what now" message.Innocent you have done well but you are not finished chopping yet.The stems thinner than your finger should go as well.
Next you put thick mulch around it but not touching the trunk.This should include leaves,clean ash and charcoal,grass,seaweed, animal manure,fruit skins and scraps.Then water it alot.In one week the shoots will come and in 4 weeks it will look good.Keep putting scraps,plant material and manure ariound it as mulch when you can.If it can climb off the ground it will get more fruit and be stronger.Keep mulching with natural scraps if you have no fertliser and water it well in dry times.In one year if there is no fruit rip it out as it is no good and plant something else.If the spot is no good there is one other way.
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Lovelace says...
I have passionfruit plant. is about 2 years now is big creeped everywhere and is been blooming flowers for about 4months but no fruit. can you please tell me what can I do
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amanda says...
If u do a Forum search (see top right of main page) you will find heaps in info and tips Lovelace.
This questions has been asked many, many times b4... ;-)
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Miami says...
It’s winter in Miami about 79*. My passionfruit vines are about a year old. They look healthy about 50ft. Long and no flowers as yet. Is it the wrong season to cut it back.
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