Passiflora edulis

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Lots of yummy tasting fruit for salads, sherbets or eating right out of hand and intricate, whimsical, 3.5” flowers will delight you and the Gulf Fritillaries from early Summer thru Fall. Before eating the fruit you need to wait until it darkens to purple and drops from the vine. You can leave the fruit to ripen further for a sweeter taste, or add sugar. Evergreen and quick growing, ‘Frederick’ can easily reach 15’ high and wide but can be made smaller by cutting back to 1’ in Winter. It's is one of the hardiest of the Passifloras, surviving Winter wet and brief frosts (to 20 degrees F) with bravo, going semi-deciduous! Takes heat well, too! An annual side-dress of compost will keep it lush and happy. Self-pollinating. Does not self-sow.


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Perennial Vine
USDA Zones 8-10