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PlantFiles: Passionfruit, Granadilla, Qarandila, Maracuja, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora edulis 'Frederick'

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Species: edulis (ED-yew-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Frederick
Hybridized by Patrick Worley

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tallaway On Jan 19, 2014, tallaway from Crescent City, CA wrote:

I have this 10 year old plant growing on a south-facing wall in Hiouchi, CA (a few miles inland from Crescent City, CA). It doesn't grow as rambunctiously as others have mentioned, but it is still covered in late maturing (and tasty!) fruits every year, usually in November or December.

Positive eengland On Aug 19, 2005, eengland from San Diego & San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

*Very* active, *very* vigourous climber. Will go into trees if allowed to do so. Works very well for me in full shade. Sets fruits easily, flowers are pretty OK looking for passiflora and leaves are lush, palmate and beautiful.

The neighbours in back do not like it because it is so vigourous that it is starting to form a division between them (apartments) and my house such that they can no longer see into my yard/windows. Which, admittedly, was the point of the vine in the first place.

Flowers and vine itself seem to me to be more robust than regular P. edulis. However, this may be because the Frederick is in the ground and the unnamed one is in a pot.

We nerve grew this at the nursery but I CAN vouch for 92116 and say it does REAALLY well here (perhaps TOO well, if you ask the neighbs!)

As with all passionflowers/passionfruits, you will want to not plant this on the canyons or near other wild areas becasue it can (and WILL) escape into the surrounding area and drive out native species.

Hope this helps someone out there.

Positive sonotaps On Aug 13, 2004, sonotaps from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

I have 'Freddie' planted on an east wall in my Phoenix yard. I built a well draining raised bed for it. It grows really fast and seems to be OK even though we get really hot here. Naturally, I water to keep it looking its best. Monsoon season really helps and it grows even faster with the moisture in the air.

I've got some very minor burning on a few leaves but as long as you water often in the desert summer it is fine. Nice and green and growing.

I've had it five months. I'm going to cut watering back in the fall when we cool off to 'stress it' into flowering and hopefully fruit.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Casa Grande, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Albany, California
Capitola, California
Crescent City, California
Cypress, California
Hawthorne, California
Hemet, California
Lafayette, California
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California (2 reports)
San Leandro, California
Mulberry, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Floresville, Texas

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