Passion fruit is a fun plant to grow and if you're lucky enough to live in San Diego you can grow it in your own garden for the beautiful vine, the stunning flowers and the edible fruit. It originates in subtropical climates such as Brazil and will not survive in places where the temperatures dip below freezing. It requires full sun, regular water, well draining soil, and consistent feeding.
My neighbor purchased my passion fruit for me last August and it got off to a slow start. It was in full sun when I planted it in August but when fall came, our sun went so it didn't do much of anything until about February.
|Our passion fruit vine on fence in March 2011|
|I was ecstatic when the first flowers started blooming|
|And then we finally got a fruit to develop|
|The fruit turns purple and shrivels up when ready|
|The yummy yellow goodness inside|
|The plant this morning|
|The passion fruit from the outside of the garden|
|This fruit is developing right above the gate and it reminds me of mistletoe|
|The flowers are blooming like crazy and they always receive compliments from passers by|
|While the fruit production has picked up, I am still hoping to see more|
|We have one fruit that's nearly ripe|
|Gidget likes the fruits because they remind her of her favorite toy|