Seasonal Almanac

Autumnal equinox: Beetles wall up their burrows (4 of 5)

March 30th, 2009

Autumnal equinox 9 of 15The first fruit spotted on the Passionfruit vine (Passiflora edulis flavicarpa). Could this be my pollinating effort? Only one fruit amongst so many flowers. It may be wise to reserve judgement.

2 Responses to “Autumnal equinox: Beetles wall up their burrows (4 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas
    April 6th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    argh. our passionfruit is a nice lattice cover but it only makes about 6 fruits each year. i hope you find out how to make em more productive.

    although, i did read something about how you shouldn’t get fruit for a year or 2 after you plant it. isn’t your vine very young?

  2. 2 jolaw
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Redmond keeps saying, ‘This never happened in Perth.’ When we had a couple of vines in Bayswater, we did get a lot of fruit with the problems of passionhoppers, mould, and fruit drop. Although I have to say the abundant harvest only lasted for one season.

    Yes, the vine is not yet a year old so perhaps it’s not quite ready to fruit yet. Passonfruit vines do need a lot of iron and potassium. We have been advised by different parties to bury things with the roots including pig liver and banana skin.