Passionflower, Banana (Passiflora mollis), packet of 10 seeds
Family: Passion Flower (Passifloraceae)
Hardy to Zones 9 to 12
(Banana Passion Fruit) Tropical vine native to South America. Deep mulching and excellent drainage/solar exposure will improve hardiness. Source of elongated fruits filled with black seeds that are refreshing and pleasant to eat. Plant prefers full sun and trellis. These can be trained up a sunny wall on the porch to give seasonal shade, and the flower display is a big plus. Soak seeds in a jar of water placed in the bright sun for a week or so, then plant about 1/2 inch deep in fast-draining mix and keep very warm. Germination in about 22 days. Good subject for lights or bottom heat. If concerned about spread of plant, take suitable precautions to restrict roots. The plant can easily grow to 20 feet, bedecked with scores of delightful fruits.
10 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s