Possum Purple Passion Fruit
A vigorous and easy to grow variety of passionfruit, Possum Purple passion fruit bears abundant crops of large, purple fruits full of tangy, juicy, passionate pulp. The perfect addition to your greenhouse, sunroom, or sunny window sill (a large one), and the fruits are great in ice cream, juices, smoothies and especially in cocktails!
Passion fruit has a multitude of uses, from juices to cocktails as well as baked goods and ice cream toppings. The possibilities are endless. Add fresh passion fruit to any dish that needs some tropical sweet tang added to it! Given the difficulty of finding fresh passion fruit in most of our local markets it only makes sense to grow your own if you want to taste this tropical treat on a regular basis!
Latin Name: Passiflora edulis ‘Possum Purple’
Site and Soil: Passion fruit prefers full to half day sun. Well draining soil is extremely important and soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.5 and rich in organic matter
Pollination Requirements: Passion Fruit is self-fertile
Hardiness: Nancy Garrison is reportedly hardy to 25º F., once established but we recommend giving it a mostly frost free environment
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 20-30 feet in ground, smaller in pots
Bloom Time: Will bloom continually under ideal conditions
Ripening Time: Will fruit continually under ideal conditions
Pests & Diseases: Nematodes and snails can be a problem when passion fruit is planted in ground and is susceptible to Fusarium wilt disease
USDA Zone: 9a