Feed your passionfruit vine with well-watered-in citrus food or a chicken manure twice a year, in spring and autumn. Ensure you spread the fertiliser over the entire root system. Avoid over-feeding or using fertilisers that are high in nitrogen, this will encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers and fruits.
Flowers usually appear in mid-spring before fruiting in early summer. Your first fruit will appear around six to eight months after planting but have patience – the best crop will come in around 18 months. Passionfruits need to fully ripen on the vine and will drop off when they’re ready to eat. They can also be picked off the vine when their colour is fully developed and come away from the vine easily.