Grafted Panama Red Passionfruit
Passiflora edulis-panama red (scion) Passiflora caerulea (rootstock)
Nellie Kelly Grafted Panama Red Passionfruit allows gardeners in the cooler, southern parts of Australia to bring a hint of the tropics to their backyards. The hardy rootstock is highly resistant to frost, disease, pests and temperature extremes, making it an ideal plant for both sub-tropical and temperate regions.
How to grow Grafted Panama Red
Plant in a sunny, well-drained area. Remove any growth below the graft, including suckers, using a sharp knife or blade.
Enjoying your Grafted Panama Red
The flowers of this vigorous climber attract butterflies in spring, and its lush green foliage covers up to 8sqm a year, so it’s a great choice for privacy screening. Through summer and autumn, expect an abundance of super-large, red, soft-skinned fruit with a juicy, aromatic pulp and a mild passionfruit flavour.