Banana passionfruit is native to the Andes, encompassing the high altitude areas of Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia.
The Banana Passionfruit is an evergreen perennial climbing vine. These plants grow very quickly, with green leaves and attractive pink flowers followed by yellow-green oblong fruit that grows to around 8cm.
The fruit has juicy orange-yellow pulp inside that has a tangy taste, often used in juice making. Also known as the Banana Poka.
The Vines usually produce fruit by the second year and can yield up to 300 fruit per vine when in full production. Beautiful red-pink flowers are borne at the ends of a long stalk. Fruit can ripen year-round. Flourishes in subtropical and warm-temperate regions.
Seed germination may benefit from scarification. Sow in Spring and Summer, approx. 1cm deep. Germination approx. 3-12 weeks. Prefers full sun, moist soil, and will need to be supported on a trellis or fence.
5 seeds per packet
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