Variety description: This northern relative of the tropical passion flower vine bears edible fruit in the late summer. This plant was cultivated by Native Americans and has a place in the modern garden if only to enjoy the intricate beauty of the blossoms.
Herbaceous perennial vines appear in the late spring or early summer. Mature plants will produce 20' of vine in a season. Flowers continuously from July to the first frost. Two genetically distinct plants are required for cross pollination and fruit set.
Site requirements: Full sun location with rich soil. Souther exposure is ideal.
Pests and diseases: None.
Hardiness: Native to the southeastern United States, hardy to zone 6.
Plant size: 2 year old seedling, vines now 2'-3 tall. Bare root plants send in the fall.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this summer.
Shipping restrictions: None.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.