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Passiflora edulis, looking for seeds

 
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Would like to buy passion flower seeds, specifically Passiflora edulis.

I can search on other sites but I like to try buying from the permies folks first before going elsewhere.

Thanks.
 
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I have some Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa seeds for sale, but I'm maybe not the cheapest seller amongst permies.
Furthermore, I am in France.
Anyone else?
 
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Please send me a message and tell me how much your seeds are.  I have no idea how much it costs to mail them from France or if they would make it through customs - but I am certainly interested.
 
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I don't know why I can't send you a purple moosage... The GUI doesn't seem to find you.
If you are better than I am at that, please write me a PM.
Depending on the number of seeds, the shipping costs should not be more than 2€, 2,60€ if you take a lot.
Do you know how many seeds you'd like?
 
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I can't send a purple moosage either.  I could send you  a couple fruits of passiflora edulis "frederick" that would have plenty of seeds.  The plants even pop up as volunteers in my garden.
 
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I have plenty of seeds.  Free.  I get about 200-400 fruit per year (in mid-TN) and freeze about 4-8 gallons of pure nectar.  Makes great juice and a liqueur that is wonderful over ice cream!  I have one vine in my apple orchard that produced 82 fruit last year!  Most vines produce far less, perhaps 8-12 each.  How many (seeds) would you like?  Send me your address.
 
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Hank - I would love to try growing some up here in Gettysburg PA - I'll send SASE if you would like to share your address?  Mine is: Elizabeth Close - 1480 Old Harrisburg Rd - Gettysburg, PA 17325
 
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hank, i would love some seeds too if you have enough. i would also send a sase. i am in northern va in zone 7a/6b depending on what info you look at, is that similar to your area?

Jeanine, i hope you do not mind me asking for seeds too. i bought a packet of 10 last year and threw them out because they did not germinate. now i have read that they are very slow and to not give up hope. good luck to you with the seeds.

thank you both, deb:)
 
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Deborah and Elizabeth,  I have plenty of seeds and will send about 40 each.  Deborah I need your address.  No need for envelopes, will go out in a week or so (whenever I make it to town!)

Notes for all re Passiflora edulis - NEVER pick the fruit, wait for it to fall, then you can be assured it is ripe (often wrinkled and yellowing, but may still be firm and green). Also, the more space it has to climb the better.  It grows wild here (zone 6b) in open fields, but the vines seldom exceed 4-8 feet and you will seldom see fruit.  Give it a loose fence (I use hog wire) to climb and the vines can reach 15-20 feet and produce from 4 to 80! fruit.  Far more than what most studies show.  

All of my plants have been volunteers, so have no advice re seeds.  Emerges late May to mid-June (do not mulch too soon, but thickly after emergence period to keep weeds down).  Fruit ripens late August to late October.  Roots spread at shallow depths so do not work the ground and hand weed after rains to not disturb the roots)

We use the Vita-mix blender to separate pulp from seeds, then strain.

We have a weekly pot-luck dinner at an old hippie commune and the juice is always a favorite.  Dilute the nectar considerably with water and add some sugar, all to taste.

Let me know if additional people would like seeds.
 
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hank, thank you so much for being willing to share. i am so excited to try them again and it sounds like they will do well here if i can get them to germinate. my address is:

deb tupin--- 34203 harry byrd hwy, round hill, va 20141.

is there anything you could use in return? i have lots of flower and veggie seeds and could take cuttings from native persimmon, elderberry, mulberry, and cherry.
thanks again, deb:)
 
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