Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima
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.
It is recommended to pre-treat seeds before planting. They contain a hard seed coat and are very slow to sprout. There are various pre-treatment methods, but the simplest is to soak the seeds for 24-48 hours in warm to the touch water, just prior to planting. Optionally, seeds can be lightly scarified with sandpaper to provide some permeation on the seed coat. Once pre-treated, plant seeds approx. 8mm deep in moist soil.
5 seeds per packet