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How to Germinate Passion Fruit Seeds

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How to Germinate Passion Fruit Seeds

How to Germinate Passion Fruit Seeds. Though passion fruit originated in tropical regions like Brazil and Paraguay, it has quickly become a very popular plant and fruit all around the world. This is mainly because of the plant’s sweet fruit and large blooms. While it thrives best in hot, humid conditions, some strains of the plant can survive...

Though passion fruit originated in tropical regions like Brazil and Paraguay, it has quickly become a very popular plant and fruit all around the world. This is mainly because of the plantís sweet fruit and large blooms. While it thrives best in hot, humid conditions, some strains of the plant can survive in temperatures as low as 20 degrees F with minimal damage. The next time you purchase a passion fruit from the grocery store, remember to save a few of the seeds so that you can start your own plant.
Things You'll Need
Pot
Soil
Spray bottle
Soak your passion fruit seed in warm water for an hour before planting. You want the water to be warm, but not scalding. This step helps jump start the germination process.
Prepare the soil in your garden or a pot to accommodate your passion fruit vines. The soil needs to have a sandy texture as well as plenty of organic matter in order to create the proper environment for your seeds. Water the soil beforehand to ensure that it drains well, as passion fruit plant cannot survive in soggy soil.
Bury your passion fruit seeds to a depth of about half an inch into the soil, and water them. Use a spray bottle with a mist setting for the first few times you water to ensure that the seeds are not uncovered by a heavy stream of water. Continue to water the seedlings on a regular basis to keep the soil moist at all times.
Tips & Warnings
Use seeds that are fresh from the fruit for the best results. A fresh seed will take about 10 to 20 days to germinate, but an older seed can take months to germinate. Older seeds are also a lot less likely to germinate at all.
Plant your seeds near a trellis or gate. Your passion fruit plant will eagerly climb over anything it can reach, so try show of the beautiful vines as much as you can.
Passion fruit vines have surprisingly small roots for such large plants. Use organic mulches to nourish those small roots and keep them warm.
Plant your passion fruit seeds in a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Without the essential sunlight, your vines may fail to produce fruit or your plant may die altogether.

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