PASSION FLOWER VINE Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa
Large pale lemon coloured flowers with a large purple-black eye! The flowers smother the vines for a considerable length of time in early summer. Attractive tasty yellow fruits with a thick leathery skin, but 50% larger than the common one soon ripen. Not commonly available in supermarkets, the taste is stronger and slightly more acidic than that of the common Passiflora edulis.
In the garden the vines grow very tall when allowed to grow on fences or trellises, or allowed to scramble over shrubs and trees. It can also be kept as a container plant or attractive house plant in a sunny south-facing window.
Hardiness zones: 9-12
Type: Climbing vine
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. ornamental use only.
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Sow seeds, covering them thinly, at any time, in good light, at room temperature. Grow on before planting into a large container or sheltered spot outdoors, with climbing support, and be sure to protect them from freezing in winter.
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