14 Tips How to grow passionfruit (Beginners Guide)

You must have heard of the passionfruit and wondered how these great scented fruits are grown and is it hard to grow passionfruit at home or in the garden? The answer is definitely yes, passion fruits can be grown at home and you will learn it all here.

In this article, you will learn how to grow passionfruit at home and this is a total beginner guide for educational purposes. You will learn how to grow passionfruit from one passionfruit (that is, sourcing your own seeds and producing your own passionfruit seedlings) to grow at home. This same method can also be used for field growers if you don’t have a container to grow them.

The edible passionfruit comes in four (4) main varieties, which are the purple passion fruit (fruits of Passiflora edulis Sims), yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.), sweet granadilla (Passiflora ligularis), giant granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis L.). The most popular one seen on the market is what we call the sweet granadilla (Passiflora ligularis). It does not matter the variety you get to buy, you can still use this guide on how to grow passionfruit and succeed at home.

How to grow passionfruit
Varieties of passion fruits

Passionfruit can be grown on the field or in a container. Passionfruit grown after some time starts to develop a lot of suckers which will require you to remove them from time to time especially when you grow them in your homes, the garden, or the backyard.

It takes approximately 3 months to start harvesting passion fruits. It attracts bees and other insects easily to help with pollination. The passion fruit plant requires a lot of potassium to grow. So, a typical fertilizer rich in potassium is good to go or you can stick to using organic manure. The plant requires watering, a watering can, or irrigation system can be set up depending on your production size.

Price of passionfruit

Find the estimated price of fresh passionfruit trending on the global market according to tridge.

Price/Kg PassionfruitSour Varieties
US$ 1.09Extra AAA
US$ O.71Extra AA
US$ O.88Extra AAAA
Trending price of fresh passionfruit

Passionfruit has nice flavor use in making a fruit juice. Passionfruit can be grown for commercial purposes that is if you want to make a profit from growing passionfruits. On the other side, most homesteaders also grow the fruit and make their own organic fruit juice at home. So, below are the step-by-step instruction on how to grow passionfruit from seed at home.

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How to plant and grow passionfruit in a container

  1. Start by splitting the passionfruit in half and get the seeds out.
  2. The seeds are easy to get out, but it takes a bit more effort to clean them from the pulp.
  3. To clean the seeds, use a paper towel and squeeze them between your fingers.
  4. Cleaning the seed from the pulp decrease the chances of mold forming on the seeds.
  5. Get a nursery tray, this will serve as a place for the passionfruit seed to sprout.
  6. Fill the nursery tray with soil and water until it’s moist all the way through.
  7. Drop the seeds on the soil, and cover it with a layer of soil.
  8. Use a spray bottle to dampen the soil carefully to avoid seeds from moving out of the nursery tray.
  9. Keep the soil moist by covering the nursey tray with any mulching material.
  10. You should see proper growth after 2 to 3 weeks.
  11. Transfer the plants into a bigger pot, when the first leave has unfolded.
  12. Water and make a hole before moving the plant.
  13. Carefully transplant the seedling without breaking the roots into the new planting container or planting field.
  14. Water the seedlings to prevent them from wilting.

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How to grow passionfruit in a container at home

  1. Make sure the soil used in the container drains well.
  2. Get a potting container with good holes for excess water to drain.
  3. Mix soil with decomposed organic materials suitable for crops.
  4. You can use the soil from the backyard or purchase commercial soil for the garden.
  5. Transfer the plant into a sizeable container with enough space for the plant.
  6. Keep the passionfruit plant in the open space.
  7. Water with an appreciable amount of water daily.

Mistakes to avoid when growing passion fruits

  • Make an arbor for the passionfruit vines to climb.
  • Plant your passion fruit away from walls, trees, and other plants in the garden.
  • Create a raised bed under the arbor.
  • Prune your passionfruit yearly.

Conclusion

You have come to the end of our guide on how to grow passionfruit. What we have noted in some places is that a lot of farmers prefer planting the yellow passionfruit due to its high resistance to heat and diseases in the environment, happy trying, and wish you all the best. Hit the subscribe button to receive updates, and don’t forget to leave a comment below. Thank you.

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