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    VanessaVanessa
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    Over the weekend I went to Virginia Nursery (in SA) and found that they had quite a few passionfruit vines for sale (Black, Banana, and Pandora).

    They all state on the label that they are grown from seed and hence on their own rootstock, they were labeled as “on the table”http://www.faceysnursery.com.au/onthetable/on-the-table

    So if anyone was on the look out for non-grafted passionfruit, now might be the time to start looking.

    Vanessa

    #531326
    BelBel
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    Thanks for the heads-up Vanessa :hug: My vines are grown from seed and have finally taken off after I gave them some fertiliser and pulled the bindweed from them. Did you buy some passionfruit vines for yourself?

    #531327
    Anonymous
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    g’day vanessa,

    we only ever plant seedlings, they do well.

    len

    #531328
    jaden62jaden62
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    I just went to the site you posted Vanessa, & was having a look around – it was great to see some recipes there, particularly a couple for stevia.

    However, I looked at the lillypilly, and the first sentence says “A small evergreen tree or large shrub” and then it goes on to say it grows 4-10m. If that’s “small”, I’d really hate to see “large”!

    #531329
    mudhenmudhen
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    lol, yes, the lilly pilly in my backyard is definitely not a shrub! But there are quite a few different varieties out there, so maybe some are more shrub-like. They are a popular hedging and topiary plant in many of the newer suburbs here in Adelaide, so it’s not that often that you see them with fruit on because they are kept trimmed back regularly. Mine needs to be cut back quite hard as it will soon get too big for the space it’s in, and probably already is. Doesn’t seem to have much by way of flowers or fruit this year, it seems to be heavier fruiting every second year. If you are looking to buy one, see if you can find one without seeds or with very small seeds. When doing things with the fruit, the seeds are the most time consuming thing.

    #531330
    WombatWombat
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    Non grafted passionfruit is a great idea!

    We have a grafted one growing along the back deck and the rootstock has made a determined event to toss us out of the house 3 times already :laugh:

    Nev

    #531331
    BobbeeBobbee
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    Wombat post=354045 wrote: Non grafted passionfruit is a great idea!

    We have a grafted one growing along the back deck and the rootstock has made a determined event to toss us out of the house 3 times already :laugh:

    Nev

    :laugh: :woohoo: :woohoo:

    #531332
    jaden62jaden62
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    Mudhen, I love the fact that there are areas that have lillypillys as street plants, but because most people don’t know what they are, they don’t know that the berries are edible. More for me to make jam from!!

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