Passiflora Edulis Golden Giant 5 Seeds - Amazing Climber
Passiflora Edulis Golden Giant- 5 seeds
Passiflora edulis golden giant is a large yellow-fruited cultivar that originated in Australia. It can reach 10 meters high. It climbs by means of clinging tendrils and can be kept as an container plant. The long tendrils need lots of support for climbing. It may be grown as a houseplant in a sunny South-facing window.
It produces huge oval yellow fruits with sweet delicious pulp. The bracts are white, the flower is fragrant with white frilly filaments and dark purple centers. A great addition to the tropical fruit garden. The leaves are tri-lobed, dark green and shiny on the upper surface.
Pruning is a must to keep the vine healthy. Prune off less vigorous growth and occasionally prune back vigorous growth to promote flowering. When established, and without care, the passion fruit can easily overtake other garden plants, shading them from sun.
Hardiness zone 10, (1°C/35°F) in Winter. Protect from frost or plant in frost free areas. Keep the atmosphere humid through the Summer and place in full sun, can tolerate partial shade. Passiflora Edulis Golden Giant loves the warm humid Tropics.
You may need to water your plants on a daily basis during the hottest Summer months. During the Winter the roots should be kept moist, but as growth will be much slower you will probably only need to water once a week, depending on growing temperature. It will do best in a loam based mix with a little peat moss. Fertilize at least once every two weeks in the growing season.
Sowing: Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing, in a good seed compost at 1/4" deep. For Passiflora seeds, instead of using water you can use a high pulp fruit juice such as passion fruit juice or orange juice. The acid in these juices will soften the shell and speed up germination. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 20°C/68°F, 24°C/75°F. Cover the top of the pot with clear plastic so the humidity will remain high. When you see some tiny plants starting to sprout, slowly open the top of the pot, a little each day,
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