The origin of the seeds for this lovely plant are a secret that I can’t divulge. Isn’t she lovely? I planted the seeds a couple of years ago and the vine has taken over one area of our backyard. A bit of useful information: If you want the vine to bear an abundance of fruit, you have to take the place of a bee. And how is it that a person can become a “Busy Bee”? I take long pole and tape feathers or cotton swabs to the end of the pole. I reach the pole toward an open flower…swab the pollen…and share it with another flower. I go from flower to flower, just like a bee would. (There aren’t enough real bees or butterflies to do the job of pollination.)
There’s another important detail to the art. Passion fruit flowers only open at 1:30 p.m. every day…and sometimes only open for brief periods. So the Busy Bee must arrive on time. I promise to share when the fruits of my labor are ready for harvest again.