Grafted Black Passionfruit

Traditional Nellie Kelly Grafted Black Passionfruit

Passiflora caerulea (rootstock), Passiflora edulis (scion)

The Nellie Kelly Grafted Black Passionfruit has delighted generations of Australian gardeners with its hardy rootstock and tasty fruit. The grafted black is grown around Australia, from the cooler south to the northern sub-tropics and is self-fertile, requiring only one plant. The vine produces round, medium sized fruit that are soft to firm with a juicy tanginess that sweetens as the fruit wrinkles and matures over summer and autumn. The Nellie Kelly Grafted Black Passionfruit vine will cover an area of 6 to 8 square metres during an 8 to 10 year lifespan, producing up to 400 pieces of fruit each season.

Plant in a sunny, well-drained area and expect flowers from early spring with fruit ripening during summer. With any grafted plant it is vitally important to remove any growth below the graft, including suckers, using a sharp knife or blade.

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Passionfruit Syrup

12 passionfruit 3 cups water
3 teaspoons tartaric acid 3 cups sugar

Halve passionfruit and scoop pulp into jug, add tartaric acid. Boil water with sugar for 4 minutes, then add to passionfruit mixture. Allow to cool, before straining and transferring to sterile bottle. Add to soda water for a refreshing, preservative free drink or use in further recipes. Store in fridge.

Makes 1 litre.