How to Grow Passion Vine From Fruit Seeds
Able to reach lengths of between 20 and 30 feet, the passion vine (Passifloraceae edulis) is a subtropical fruit native to portions of southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Ideal for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10, the passion vine yields fruit that can range in color from yellow to purple. Save the seeds from your passion vine harvest and use them to create even more beautiful, bountiful vines on your property.
Split open the passion fruit with a sharp knife and scoop out the seeds, or pips, with a spoon. Once you’ve collected 10 seeds, rinse them under a warm tap until all traces of the fruit’s sticky red flesh are gone. Carefully pat the seeds dry with paper towels before allowing them to dry completely on a layer of tissue paper.
Fill a pot that’s 4 inches across and has drainage holes with an all-purpose compost. Moisten the compost until water drains from the holes. Press each of the dry seeds into the compost. Cover each with a thin layer of compost.
Lower the pot into a large zippered plastic storage bag. Seal the bag and set it in a warm space, such as your kitchen windowsill. Do not allow the compost to dry. Monitor the seeds until they germinate, which generally takes two to three weeks.
Plant the individual passion vine seedlings in 3-inch pots filled with the same multipurpose compost. Dig a hole approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep before lowering the seedling and backfilling with the original medium. Maintain evenly moist soil and transplant the seedlings when they reach a height of 10 inches. Passion vines thrive in well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5, and full sunlight to partial shade.
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How to Grow Passion Vine From Fruit Seeds. Able to reach lengths of between 20 and 30 feet, the passion vine (Passifloraceae edulis) is a subtropical fruit native to portions of southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Ideal for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10, the passion vine yields …