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Postby chezyw » Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:49 am

I planted my passionfruit vine in Jan this year & it has grown really well, I wasn't expecting it to flower or fruit this year. It has been getting lots of flowers but they are dying and falling off. Is this normal for first year??

Postby ian » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:13 am

Chezyw - I'm not sure but it sounds like the flowers may not have been pollinated and so fall off rather than produce fruit. Do you have bees around? You can try pollinating some of the flowers yourself with a small brush and see if that makes a difference with the next lot. If there are some passionfruit experts around they may have more specific info?
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Postby chezyw » Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:16 am

Thanks Ian,
I have a few passionfruits developing this time, I may have to look into getting some more bee attracting plants.


Postby Kerrie » Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:16 pm

Hi Chezyw,
another possibility is if you've had fluctuating temperatures - we had this problem with an apricot tree after a sudden hot spell when the ground dried out quickly. We lost all blossom from the tree, and any buds that had already started swelling into fruits dropped off also.

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