passiflora edulis - Knowledgebase Question

San Pedro, Ca
Question by glowgirl1104
June 26, 2009
I just recently bought a passiflora edulis and planted it in a way bigger pot. I have noticed that the flowers are just falling off and it is not forming any fruit. Is there anything I can do? Or is this common?

Answer from NGA
June 26, 2009


Passiflora edulis is considered self fruitful so I would expect the flowers to produce fruit. Young plants won't set fruit so it may be that your plant is too immature (2-3 year old plants are old enough to set fruit). However, regardless of age, since yours was recently repotted, it may be stressed enough to simply drop the flowers without forming fruit. Now that it is in a new home, give the roots some time to establish and for the plant to send out new growth. When it flowers again it should set fruit. If not, it is too young and you'll have to wait a year or two for fruit to form. Best wishes with your plant!

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