Don’s Expert Answers: passionfruit looks great but is totally dry inside

Question From:
sue in bellingen, coffs harbour New South Wales

Nature of problem:
passionfruit looks great but is totally dry inside

Type of Plant (if known):
passion fruit vine

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
vine grows well fruit looks promising but never gets anything inside them

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
all day

How long since you planted it:
4 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
yes with chook liquid occasionally

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
in pot but roots have gone down into ground though pot

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:

Hi Sue, this is a simple one: the soil was too dry while the fruit was growing. Use a sprinkler as with the murraya for 45 mins per day for one week. Also use Saturaid. Don