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We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years now,
but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?

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terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years
now, but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?

T.I.A.


A well grown vine ought to have fruit over quite a long period in the
warmer months with the heaviest fruiting in late summer. I am not sure
about the iron, why did you mention that?

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On 15/10/12 10:08, David Hare-Scott wrote:
terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years
now, but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?

T.I.A.


A well grown vine ought to have fruit over quite a long period in the
warmer months with the heaviest fruiting in late summer. I am not sure
about the iron, why did you mention that?


Something on the ABC gardening site about burying a liver underneath it.
Never heard of it either until i read it there.

Thanks for the information. I'll wait out the summer and see what happens.


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On 15/10/12 10:08, David Hare-Scott wrote:
terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years
now, but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?

T.I.A.


A well grown vine ought to have fruit over quite a long period in the
warmer months with the heaviest fruiting in late summer. I am not sure
about the iron, why did you mention that?


Something on the ABC gardening site about burying a liver underneath it.
Never heard of it either until i read it there.


Long time old country way of planting passionfruit. I'd say the liver is
more like blood and bone than just iron. Or the old roadkill recipe - grab
roadkill, run through big mulching machhine, chuck in cardboard boxes to
clean machine, put all the mulch on bed.


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On 15/10/12 10:08, David Hare-Scott wrote:
terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years
now, but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?

T.I.A.

A well grown vine ought to have fruit over quite a long period in the
warmer months with the heaviest fruiting in late summer. I am not sure
about the iron, why did you mention that?


Something on the ABC gardening site about burying a liver underneath it.
Never heard of it either until i read it there.


Long time old country way of planting passionfruit. I'd say the liver is
more like blood and bone than just iron. Or the old roadkill recipe - grab
roadkill, run through big mulching machhine, chuck in cardboard boxes to
clean machine, put all the mulch on bed.




same here, when an if do flowers appear, outer Sydney,are they self
pollinating/


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On 14/10/2012 16:43, terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years now,
but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?


Just wondering if your soil is too fertile. Is the vine vigorous,
producing lots of growth, but doesn't flower?

Here in the UK the only hardy(ish) passion fruit is Passiflora caerulea.
It is said that it should be planted in poor soil, as otherwise it
simply grows like a weed and never flowers/fruits.

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On 24/10/12 20:24, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 14/10/2012 16:43, terryc wrote:
We have had one in the ground(self sown black) for about two years now,
but there is no sign of flower buds.
Will these happen when the real summer sets in?
Should I add a bit of iron to make sure?


Just wondering if your soil is too fertile. Is the vine vigorous,
producing lots of growth, but doesn't flower?


THUMP,,,,,,,,now that I've picked myselfup from the floor from surprise.
It is high;y unlikely. We have major problems with growing much in this
garden, Although the chief gardener did bring in a 4" long thick carrot
the other day. OTOH, that was the total carrott crop. Our pea crop
consided of two pods a day with one of two peas for about a week.

About the only thing that grows prolificly here is rainbow chard, flat
parseley and borage. Basically self sown or "fairy wanded" over a patch.
But, the chief gardner gets enthused every year and plants a whole pile
of stuff to see how it goes.


Here in the UK the only hardy(ish) passion fruit is Passiflora caerulea.
It is said that it should be planted in poor soil, as otherwise it
simply grows like a weed and never flowers/fruits.


That describes it. The guide I read said snip back the tendrils to
encouage branching. Lol, last thing it needs.

Since it self sowed about a year or more ago(spread "com[post") on a
hile of what was piled up clay soil, it will be left and I will see what
happens over Summer.






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