10 Steps to Boost Your Passion Fruit Yield

Many have a problem of having no fruits from their passion fruit plants even though they flower. This is a common problem facing gardeners or farmers. If they follow certain ways, they can turn their plants into fruit-bearing plants from no-fruits-bearing plants. Purple and yellow are the two important varieties of passion fruit growing in India. 

Steps to follow to get a high Yield

  • Check the pH ratio of the soil. Passion fruit requires soil that has a pH ratio between 5.50 to 6.50. 
  • Your area temperature can be another reason for poor or no bearing of fruits. The Purple variety prefers to grow at a temperature between 15C to 25C. While the yellow passion fruit prefers to give maximum production in 20C to 30C. It can withstand up to 35C.
  • The lack of pollinators can be another reason. The plant needs pollinators such as bees or else the plant does not bear fruits. The only remedy for this problem is to help the plant to pollinate by hand. In such cases, it is advised to keep bee-loving plants near passion fruit plants. 
  • Water the plant well. Lack of water makes the plant not bear flowers and thus no fruits also. 
  • Fertilize the soil well before planting. Even at the beginning of planting, it is advised to fertilize the soil with cow manure or compost. It is not recommended to give nitrogen fertilizers over a limit because the fertilizer will help the leaves to grow instead of fruits. 
  • Pruning has to be done soon after harvesting the plant. Remove old and unnecessary branches. The newly coming branches, flowers quickly. 
  • The plant requires rain. But heavy rain will lead the flower to disintegrate and hence no fruit will be there at the plant.
  • If the area is affected by heavy wind, then the plant’s bearing capacity will also be affected. 
  • If you are living in a low-temperature area, then wait for the frost to leave. Frost can influence delaying flowering and fruiting of the plant. 
  • Make sure pests are not attacking the plant. You can use neem oil emulsion to suppress the pest trouble.