Small red passion fruits grown in Thailand

Passiflora foetida has a beautiful flower and yields many small edible red fruits which are quite sweet. The normal way of propagation is growing passiflora foetida from seeds. At Discovery Garden we always have passiflora foetida seeds for sale and live plants in display.

Flower of passiflora foetida in Pattaya

This is the flower of the passiflora foetida

I planted a few seedlings of passiflora foetida some years back at Discovery Garden Pattaya and now they have sprout all over the place. The birds eat them and drop the seeds all over our Pattaya and Nong Khai gardens.

The flowers of passiflora foetida open up in the morning

The flowers of passiflora foetida open up in the morning

The filigrane flowers of passiflora foetida open up in the morning and close around noon time. After pollination through insects they produce little budds covered with a fine net.

Passiflora foetida is pretty at all stages

Passiflora foetida is pretty at all stages

Bit by bit the net around them, which keeps insects away, vanishes

First this protective net is quite dense

First this protective net is quite dense

Then that net partly vanishes

Then that net partly vanishes

Then the net vanishes completely

Then the net vanishes completely

The small red fruits of passiflora foetida can now be eaten by humans and birds.

Even the fruits of passiflora foetida are pretty

Even the fruits of passiflora foetida are pretty

But the birds are most the time faster than the humans and thus passiflora foetida spreads all over your garden. Buy your seeds of passiflora foetida now and support your local Thai birds.

 

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