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I planted a passionfruit at least 7-8 years ago and for the first 3-4 years
it produced good quantities of fruit. The last 3-4 years however there is no
fruit at all, although it still flowers. Initially, the leaves were all
quite large but as years go on there are less large leaves and more and more
small leaves. Is there a way to restore vigour and fruit to it? Does it need
a prune, and if so when and how much, or is there another solution?



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Old 12-03-2003, 06:56 AM
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I was under the impression - correct me anyone if I'm wrong here - that
Passionfruit vines had a limited lifespan.. around 8 or so years....
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I planted a passionfruit at least 7-8 years ago and for the first 3-4

years
it produced good quantities of fruit. The last 3-4 years however there is

no
fruit at all, although it still flowers. Initially, the leaves were all
quite large but as years go on there are less large leaves and more and

more
small leaves. Is there a way to restore vigour and fruit to it? Does it

need
a prune, and if so when and how much, or is there another solution?




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Old 12-03-2003, 12:44 PM
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I just recently bought a passionfruit plant from Bunnings and the lifespan
on that plant is 5 years


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I was under the impression - correct me anyone if I'm wrong here - that
Passionfruit vines had a limited lifespan.. around 8 or so years....




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"brainspace" wrote:

I planted a passionfruit at least 7-8 years ago and for the first 3-4 years
it produced good quantities of fruit. The last 3-4 years however there is no
fruit at all, although it still flowers. Initially, the leaves were all
quite large but as years go on there are less large leaves and more and more
small leaves. Is there a way to restore vigour and fruit to it? Does it need
a prune, and if so when and how much, or is there another solution?


More poo? But the plant is approaching the end of its lifespan -- put in
another one this autumn/spring.

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"brainspace" writes:
I planted a passionfruit at least 7-8 years ago and for the first 3-4 years
it produced good quantities of fruit. The last 3-4 years however there is no
fruit at all, although it still flowers. Initially, the leaves were all


I think I have heard Don Burke say that when your passionfruit reaches
3 years old you should plant another passionfruit near it. When that
second one starts bearing, dig out your first one.

If you want to try pruning it, do so in Winter. Feed it in Spring when
the new growth gets going.
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Thanks for the advice everyone.


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Old 28-03-2003, 01:56 AM
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I think that passionfruit vines only have a limited life span and
perhaps yours has come to the end of it

brainspace wrote:

I planted a passionfruit at least 7-8 years ago and for the first 3-4 years
it produced good quantities of fruit. The last 3-4 years however there is no
fruit at all, although it still flowers. Initially, the leaves were all
quite large but as years go on there are less large leaves and more and more
small leaves. Is there a way to restore vigour and fruit to it? Does it need
a prune, and if so when and how much, or is there another solution?








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