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A large proportion of my current passion fruit crop is being lost from a premature shrivelling problem. What is causing it and what can I do about it?

Submitted: 11:58AM, 18 Mar 2015
Answer: Unfortunately your photo didn’t upload properly, could you please attach it to an email and send it to stephen.jackson1@yates.com.au so I can have a look at it. In general the most common cause of passion fruit being lost is due to it not being watered enough and incomplete pollination. Passionfruit are a tropical fruit and require alot of water, try increasing the frequency you water as passionfruit have a shallow root system so they benifite more from frequent low volume watering. Mulching the soil around the plant can also help to conserve soil moisture.
If the problem is incomplete pollination you can try hand pollinating. Passion fruit flowers are self incompatible because of the flower structure and need insects to pollinate the flowers. you can also pollinate the flowers yourself by using a soft paintbrush to transfer pollen from the anther to the stigma.
This link is a good example of how to achieve this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFx92jfdkzo
Answered: 10:41AM, 31 Mar 2015

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