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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

This is an passi that I bought as p. edulis flavicarpa seeds. I started this one perhaps 5 years ago.
It has edulis leaves but the blooms are solid white and self fruits a yellow fruit.
I put in inside my old aviary one winter several years ago and forgot about it till spring, By that time, the roots had gone through the bottom and I just left it there for awhile. This is what it has turned into.
That is a 1 gallon pot to give you an idea of the base. Guess I won't be moving it anytime soon. LOL
The good thing about it is that it is not root invasive. It has never sent a shoot up from the ground but does have a vine spread of 25 feet so and needs trimming every few months to keep it in check.
Oh, and the scent is divine. When in full bloom, you can smell it up to 30 feet away.

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Some of the fruit. This is just one end of the structure it covers.

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Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Oh my gosh, that's quite a trunk. I'd never be able to do that in Iowa without a greenhouse. Even then....I'm not sure how much one would grow over the winter.

Judsonia, AR(Zone 7b)

I first saw that photo it looked likea huge hand coming out of the soil LOL never saw one that huge around at the trunk, WOW!

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

I just came in from checking out the plants in the area. I knew it put out a large flush after I trimmed it back but I was amazed when I looked up in one area and saw several fruit together. Then I looked a little ways away and saw even more fruit. Looked down the way a bit more and so on. Just standing back and counting the fruit I could see on 3 sides, not including the top that goes over the old aviary, I counted *** 98 *** fruit. EEE gads.

Here are some pics but they're pretty blurry with the fading light. I'll get some good ones this weekend during the day light.

This message was edited Sep 18, 2008 7:05 PM

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

More fruit

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

More still. Any good recipes. I'm gonna be up to be ears in passion fruit.

This message was edited Sep 18, 2008 7:03 PM

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Mona in Metcalfe, ON(Zone 5a)

mine is from seed this is the second year I trim and take it inside since I am in zone 5 it siad on the package that it is hardy but it did not say to what zone. does anyone know to what zone a hardy one is good to and it looks like I will need a bigger pot hahahah in a six inch at the moment

mona

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

Wow Jan.....it seems to be doing real well there for you..... do you feed it...
is there a reason you are keeping the pot attached to it... you've long ago gave up the idea of picking it up with your plant and moving it anywhere... or is this like strange plant tricks..
looking great though.. do you do anything with the fruits.. Gordon

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Hi Gordon,
It was a case where I put the pot in there one year when we expected a frost and forgot about it for the winter. Come spring, it had grown through the pot and into the ground. The pot no longer serves a purpose but I just leave it as a reminder. LOL, I do not feed it anything. I daresay, I don't want to know what the root system below ground looks like.
I hope to never have to remove the structure it has taken over but it's pretty sturdy and I plan to convert it to a potting/seedling shed soon. I have tried the fruit but it's a bit tart as it. I have been looking up some recipes on line and found several I would like to try. I have also been told that it will freeze well for future use.

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Ok
Inside the structure, I counted another 28 fruit and saw more on the vine over the neighbor's grapefruit tree. I do trim in off the tree every few months but it grows back quickly. Fortunately, they hate grapefruit but like the shade.


Inside the structure

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Close up of fruit inside structure

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

More fruit. LOL

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

3 main trunks with 3 in pot for comparison

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Upper vine branching

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Pot removed and base revealed!!! Does kind of look like a hand reaching down into the ground, thumb & all.

This message was edited Sep 20, 2008 9:14 AM

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Larger view of base.

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Guess what Paul? Now there's only 78 fruit on the vine. LOL

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