The hardiest passionfruit-survives freezes down to -15F.
Fruit is sweet with many seeds, excellent juiced.
Leaves are a world-class sedative and tranquilizer, used in herbal teas for relaxation.Stronger leaf extracts are used as an alternative to pharmaceutical tranquilizers.
BOTANICAL NAME Passiflora incarnata
Seeds need 2 months of cool moist and dark (in soil) and will then sprout as the soil warms. So, plant in a gallon pot and set outside all winter. Colder than zone 6, startin a pot 2 months before last frost date. Protect from birds and mice, and keep from drying out. Prepare a permanent site that is rich, moist, and weed-free for permanent spot. Mulch, but beware of slugs. Vines take awhile to develop a large root system before making much top growth.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 6-10 /Height 20'vine/Matures 2-5 yrs/Spacing 8' or 3' for hedge