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: 
Sandy

 

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: 
Water

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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

 

 

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