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David
Passion Fruit casings are empty

Large Passion Fruit Vine, Flowers well, lots of fruit but many are empty of pulp. What can I do to correct this problem ?

Submitted: 08:48PM, 17 Oct 2011
Answer: Dear David,

What a pity your passionfruit has no pulp. It most likely relates to the vine not receiving enough moisture while the fruit was establishing. I can image it would get extremely hot where you live so it is important to make sure that your vine is well watered around its base on a daily basis.

There is a virus called Woodiness of Passionfruit. It also affects the quality of the fruit. What you will find is thick rind on the fruit with very little pulp inside. This virus is carried by aphids so it is imporant to control any aphid infestation on your vine. You can control aphids with a product called Nature’s Way Insect & Mite Killer, Natrasoap. This product will suffocate and kill this pest.

You might like to feed your vines with Dynamic Lifter for Fruit & Citrus. This fertiliser will ensure that the vine receives the essential nutrients it needs to produce good strong growth and delicious sweet fruit.

Answered: 01:05PM, 19 Oct 2011

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