A friend gave us one for a gift recently, it has been planted, fed and watered. Now the waiting begins will need to keep you posted on the fruit side of things, but it certainly looks lovely in the garden.
Just found out that individual passionfruit flowers have both male and female parts and can be pollinated by hand. I wish I'd known that years ago. This article has a video that shows how to pollinate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eicamZk1qis Defintiely going to give this a go.
Yes, I have grown one and it went absolutely wild. I was in the country and it was planted in a huge vegetable garden that was totally enclosed. It grew over the top of the enclosure which was about 12 ft high as we had fruit trees in there also, and sent out all these useless things and never bore one single piece of fruit.
Eventually it almost took over so I had to have it removed totally. This all happened within about 18 months.
Have grown banana passionfruit as well but prefer the more common breeds as the taste to me is sharper than the banana type. Both grew prolifically and covered the back fence. Invited the neighbours to pick what they wanted.
Yes, we did grow a couple as self seeded ones, but they didn't yield any fruit. A friend has a big vine growing over their front gate entrance, & it yields lots of fruit, at the right time of the year. She's had it for many years now.