ABOUT THIS PLANT.
Giant Granadilla Passionfruit Vine (passiflora quadrangularis) – HUGE 4 to 5 inch, highly unique, red, pink and purple frilly filamented flowers grow into giant aromatic 4 inch to 6 inch edible, melon-like fruit, off unusual, fast-growing, square stemmed vines. An evergreen climber growing to 49 feet, the leaves are large and green or purple with pale green coiling tendrils to assist in covering great distances. The flowers occur singly, are scented and ornately colored white and purple, with red dots. The large fruits are greenish yellow and house arils with black seeds. It is the largest fruit in the Passiflora genus and is quite the site to see growing on a trellis or arbor.
The growth rate of Giant Granadilla Passionfruit will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
|SOIL TYPERich Moist||% SUN80-100%|
|POT SIZE2x2x7″ Deep||INCLUDESOne Plant|
Giant Granadilla Passionfruits are easy to grow, fruiting vines that produce lightly scented, blooms throughout the summer. Giant Granadilla Passionfruit will grow happily and flower in a pot or in-ground. They add a tropical accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized Giant Granadilla Passionfruit can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new Giant Granadilla Passionfruit, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Giant Granadilla Passionfruit.
All Giant Granadilla Passionfruit grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Plants need enough room for growth, generally a 8″ to a 20″ diameter, 14″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Giant Granadilla Passionfruit will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.
Giant Granadilla Passionfruit enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.
To help establish your new Giant Granadilla Passionfruit, fertilize sparingly ten inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT.
Best outdoors if grown in zone 10a-11, find your zone here. This Giant Granadilla Passionfruit requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Giant Granadilla Passionfruit should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS.
At the nursery these Giant Granadilla Passionfruit are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this Giant Granadilla Passionfruit in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE.
All Giant Granadilla Passionfruit for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep plugs are 7 or 9 inches deep and 2 or 2.5 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -7 or -9. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.
Note: Before leaving, Giant Granadilla Passionfruit are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You may want to order your Giant Granadilla Passionfruit Vine (passiflora quadrangularis) online now while they are in stock, supplies are limited.