Ej Cosme wrote: There is something causing damage to the leaves.
Ej Cosme wrote: little black cone shaped bugs (...)The little black bugs assended on the flowers at dusk, there were like fifty on each flower. I shook the flower in a jar and they all fell in. Im not sure what the best thing to do with these bugs
S Bengi wrote:I am in zone 6/7 in Boston,MA. I wish I was able to start eating passion fruit like you.
If I am lucky I will get to eat a few in late October/November.
Where are you located obviously somewhere warmer than Boston?
Passionfruit are hardy, nah invasive, so I would not worry too much about "protecting" it.
The one that I have "maypop" which should really be called junepop/julypop, because that is when it pops out of the ground.
It will dieback to the root and in summer sprout back up.
A single plant will give you 6 or so sprout where the vine was last year and another 5 or so sprout 7 or so feet away.
In more tropical location you could cut down 80% of the tree and it will keep on going.
Ej Cosme wrote:I havent seen them turn yellow not sure when they are ready to pick. I found one that fell off the vine I'm going to wait a couple days then open it to see if they are ripe.