Vanilla Passionfruit


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We love, love, love tropical Vanilla Passionfruit!  This sweet and juicy passionfruit has a vibrant, tropical look, and is good for training over a trellis or archway.

Vanilla Passionfruit seedlings are sold in 9.5cm pots and we also provide established plants in a 1.5 litre pot.

What is Vanilla Passionfruit?

Passionfruit is an exotic South American fruit that grows on a vine.  Vanilla Passionfruit has stunning pink/red blossoms, while the fruit has hard yellow flesh. Inside, it has luscious sweet but also tart orange pulp and black seeds. Best planted in summer, passionfruit only fruit in the height of summer. This seedling would make a great gift for someone who loves tropical fruit!  

Culinary Uses for Vanilla Passionfruit 

There are rumours that Vanilla Passionfruit are the tastiest of the bunch - we can testify to this!  Vanilla Passionfruit has a delicate, flavour and is sweet and juicy.  Like the more commonly known black Passionfruit, the pulp is delicious on Pavlova, in a fruit curd or fruit salad. We love to send these off in school lunches as a healthy but tasty snack.  

Growing Conditions - Vanilla Passionfruit  


Vanilla Passionfruit is a climbing vine that needs some tender loving care, especially in humid places like Auckland and small gardens.  This plant isn't rampantly invasive like some Passionfruit species, but it is vigorous and it likes to spread out.  Train it up a trellis or over a pergola or archway, and keep on top of pruning to keep size in check.  We recommend that you grow Vanilla Passionfruit in a contained space and away from native bush.

Vanilla Passionfruit can be susceptible to pests and fungal diseases if neglected. If you are up to the challenge, the reward is one of life's truly seasonal treats - and it is worth growing, given that you can't buy it in the shops.

Passionfruit love warmth plus full sun.  They do best in rich, free draining sandy loam. They are hungry plants that need lots of food and water.  Water deeply 2 - 3 times per week (at the base) and feed periodically through the growing season.  While they can be grown in a large pot (such as a half wine barrel), you will need to pay extra attention to feeding and watering your plant.  Make sure you shelter your passionfruit from wind and frost.  Marjoram and Lemon Balm are good companion plants for passionfruit. 

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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