Passion Fruit Vine ‘Purple Possum’ (Passiflora edulis)

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Passiflora edulis, also known as Passion Fruit or Passionflower, is an intricate and beautiful flowering vine native to the Americas. Native variants of passionflower can be found throughout North and South America, but it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical areas for it's unique and highly prized edible fruit, foliage, and flora. The fruit is often made into delicious juice or eaten raw.

This purple passion fruit is a special edible and ornamental variety of the vine plant, which often yields large purple and deep blue fruit. Purple passion fruit has a unique tangy-sweet flavor, and each piece is filled with juicy flesh and soft seeds. The plant has fast creeping vines and is perfect for porches, decks, fences, and trellises! 

Plant Type
Perennial Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season
Year-round

Mature Size
Up to 30 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Well-drained soil that can hold moisture, high in organic matter

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Better fruit production with more sun exposure.

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-12; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

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Benefits of Growing Passion Fruit

Pasiflora plants has several medical properties which make it a great addition to any herbalists garden.

Some of the purported medicinal uses of passionflower and it's various species include for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and mood regulation. This is due to the fact that the plant is a mild MAOI (mono-amine oxidase inhibitor). This is perhaps it's most common and well researched use.