Tree Not Giving Fruit

Question From: 
Alf in  Rockingham,  Perth WA


Nature of problem: 
tree not giving fruit


Type of Plant (if known): 
Passon fruit


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
no ilness i can see


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


How often do you water the plant:
once a day


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


What type of plant is it:
Passion fruit


How long since you planted it:
Over two years


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
sheep manure about three months ago


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
Out doors


Is the plant in a pot or in the ground: 
IN the ground


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

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Other Comments: 


Answer:  Hi Alf,  I assume that you mean the climber as I know of no passionfruit tree. Almost certainly the problem is due to over-fertilising with nitrogenous fertilisers. Perhaps you fertilised something nearby (eg the lawn or roses). In any case try some Thrive Flower & Fruit to stimulate fruiting. Having said that, I would just stop fertilising it at all and wait for the plant to do its thing. The best fruiting passionfruit that i have seen are seedlings that come up in the dry bushland as weeds without any fertiliser at all.  It may fruit this year, but the odds are 50/50. Next year is looking much better. Don