Passiflora edulis 'Frederick' Plant - Ridgedale Orchard & Vineyard
Passiflora edulis 'Frederick' Plant

Passiflora edulis 'Frederick'

$12.95

                    

Frederick passion fruit produces large three inch oval fruit which when ripe is dark purple in color and have a fantastic sweet/tart flavor.  Eat them fresh or use them to flavor teas or juices or your favorite drink.  Be creative and add passion fruit to ice cream or even baked goods.  Adding it to flavor plan Greek yogurt is a favorite.

Passion fruit leaves can even be used for making a tea for insomnia!  Use the leaves fresh or dried and steep for 10 minutes, 30 minutes before bed time.

And if that's not enough, the passion fruit plant will attract the beautiful orange Gulf Fritillary butterfly to your garden!

 

                              

 

                   

  • Dig a planting hole about two to three feet in diameter.  Back fill the hole with native soil, add amendments for drainage if you have clay soil.
  • Set the plant at the same depth it was in the pot.  Cover the roots with soil and press firmly to remove air pockets.
  • Water thoroughly to settle the soil.
  • After planting, cover the soil with a good mulch, or compost to help keep the soil moist.
  • Space your Passion fruit plants between  10 to 12 feet apart.  Passion fruit plants are vigorous and can grow 20’ wide, but can be kept smaller with pruning.
  • Plant your Passion fruit plant next to a wall or trellis for support.

                                   

Location—Grow in full sun, can be grown in partial shade in very hot areas.

Soil—Passion fruit plants need well draining soil.  Sandy loom is best, with a pH of 6.5—7.5.  Soil should also be rich in organic matter.  It is also best to much around the base of the plant.

Water—it is important to keep the soil moist when the plant is producing fruit.  Otherwise moderate watering is fine.

Fertilizer—Passion fruit need regular fertilization because they are very vigorous.  A good recommended fertilizer is 10-5-20 NPK, and should be applied at 3 pounds per plant, 4 times per year.  Do not use a high nitrogen fertilizer for it only result in foliage growth and not fruit.

Pruning—Passion fruits are very vigorous and should be pruned to keep manageable.

Click Here to Download Frederick Passion Fruit Growing Guide

                                                     

                                                           

We ship plants Monday through Thursday, but may hold your order for the following week if it can't be delivered the same week as shipped.  We avoid having plant orders sitting over the weekend at the carriers facility.

With that being said, our goal is to ship you order as fast a possible.  Orders received before 12:00 PM (pst) are usually shipped same day.  Those received after 12:00 PM (pst) are usually shipped next day.

If your order requires a phytosanitary certificate from the CDFA, the order will not be shipped until the certificate is issues.  You will be notified if your order needs such a certificate.

Flat Rate Shipping Cost:

See chart below for shipping cost to your state.  Regardless of weight or number of items you order, your flat rate shipping cost stays the same.  To find out more about shipping, check out our Flat Rate Shipping Cost page.

                  

Unpacking Instructions:

Orders are packed to ensure your plants arrive in good condition.  Please follow the following when unpacking.

  • Open box
  • Remove cardboard cylinder which secures plant
  • Unroll cardboard cylinder from plant and remove plant from plastic bag

 

                                               

Plant Facts

                   

Planting

  • Dig a planting hole about two to three feet in diameter.  Back fill the hole with native soil, add amendments for drainage if you have clay soil.
  • Set the plant at the same depth it was in the pot.  Cover the roots with soil and press firmly to remove air pockets.
  • Water thoroughly to settle the soil.
  • After planting, cover the soil with a good mulch, or compost to help keep the soil moist.
  • Space your Passion fruit plants between  10 to 12 feet apart.  Passion fruit plants are vigorous and can grow 20’ wide, but can be kept smaller with pruning.
  • Plant your Passion fruit plant next to a wall or trellis for support.

                                   

Care

Location—Grow in full sun, can be grown in partial shade in very hot areas.

Soil—Passion fruit plants need well draining soil.  Sandy loom is best, with a pH of 6.5—7.5.  Soil should also be rich in organic matter.  It is also best to much around the base of the plant.

Water—it is important to keep the soil moist when the plant is producing fruit.  Otherwise moderate watering is fine.

Fertilizer—Passion fruit need regular fertilization because they are very vigorous.  A good recommended fertilizer is 10-5-20 NPK, and should be applied at 3 pounds per plant, 4 times per year.  Do not use a high nitrogen fertilizer for it only result in foliage growth and not fruit.

Pruning—Passion fruits are very vigorous and should be pruned to keep manageable.

Click Here to Download Frederick Passion Fruit Growing Guide

                                                     

                                                           

Shipping

We ship plants Monday through Thursday, but may hold your order for the following week if it can't be delivered the same week as shipped.  We avoid having plant orders sitting over the weekend at the carriers facility.

With that being said, our goal is to ship you order as fast a possible.  Orders received before 12:00 PM (pst) are usually shipped same day.  Those received after 12:00 PM (pst) are usually shipped next day.

If your order requires a phytosanitary certificate from the CDFA, the order will not be shipped until the certificate is issues.  You will be notified if your order needs such a certificate.

Flat Rate Shipping Cost:

See chart below for shipping cost to your state.  Regardless of weight or number of items you order, your flat rate shipping cost stays the same.  To find out more about shipping, check out our Flat Rate Shipping Cost page.

                  

Unpacking Instructions:

Orders are packed to ensure your plants arrive in good condition.  Please follow the following when unpacking.

  • Open box
  • Remove cardboard cylinder which secures plant
  • Unroll cardboard cylinder from plant and remove plant from plastic bag