Why Passion Vine Flowers But Has No Fruit
Passion fruit is a tropical to the subtropical vine that produces succulent, aromatic, and sweet to acidic fruits.
While the vine prefers a frost-free climate, there are some cultivars that are tolerant of temperatures in excess of 20 years.
If you have a frost-tolerant variety, why is your passionflower not bearing fruit? Read on to find out how to make a passion fruit and information on other passion fruit vine problems.
Relief, there are no fruits on the passion vine! The color of passion fruit ranges from purple to yellow-orange.
Purple passion fruit is much more sensitive to cold than yellow, as well as being more susceptible to soil diseases.
Although sweeter than yellow passion fruit, it is much more likely to be affected by diseases or low temperatures that result in the absence of fruit on the passion fruit vine.
Therefore, the variety you have selected to grow may be directly related to why your passionflower is not bearing fruit.
How to Make a Passion Fruit
If you have planted a passion fruit vine that is hardier and will not be damaged by low temperatures or disease, there are other reasons why a passion fruit may not produce.
A heavy hand when fertilizing can result in lush green foliage, but flowers that never turn into fruit. All the energy of the plant is used to produce abundant foliage and not to produce fruit. It is only necessary to fertilize the passion fruit vine twice a year.
Once in early spring, after pruning the vine, and again in fall, when fruiting is complete. Applying a rich compost around the vine can also "fertilize" the plant.
Planting sites near septic tanks or composting areas where the vine can access additional nutrients can have the same result.
The first thing to know about a non-fruiting passion flower is that most varieties are self-sterile and therefore need a little help with pollination.
Many purple passion fruit flowers will bear fruit when self-pollinated, but yellow passion fruit must be pollinated by a different vine that is genetically compatible.
If you are not experimenting with fruits on your passionflower vine, another reason may be that there are few visiting bees. Bees are necessary for the cross-pollination of passion fruit flowers in order for the fruit to form. Attract more bees by planting flowering herbs like lavender or other perennials or annuals that are known to attract them.
Honey bees are effective for some small varieties, but the carpenter bee is the most avid pollinator for most passion fruit cultivars.
Similar in appearance to the bumblebee, carpenter bees can be encouraged to visit your passionflower vine by placing hollow logs near the plants. You can also manually pollinate passion flowers.
Use a delicate brush or cotton swab and choose a flower and gently transfer the pollen from one flower to another.
The hand pollinates from morning to mid-morning.
We hope you enjoy this video about tips to grow Passionfruit:
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