Tereza Okava wrote:passionfruit would probably love that wall if it catches and holds warmth.
Tereza Okava wrote:I would be concerned about safety and (i live in a city with a lot of stray dogs, forgive me) dog urine. So strawberries/ground edibles would be out. Passionfruit is easy to guide and you don't have to worry about the roots tripping anyone or it dropping stuff someone might slip on.
However, the problem with passionfruit is that they don't live that long. I'm on maybe my 3rd, I live in a temperate climate (USDA 9B, we get a few frosts and enough rain) and they die after a few years. You figure it till take a good three years to make a visual barrier (vines: 1 year sleep, 1 year creep, 1 year leap). Then if you're lucky you have a few more years til it decides to roll over, and you have to start again. I love my passionfruits, but if it were my space I'd go with something like nuts, so you don't lose your time investment.
(maybe I'm doing something wrong. Passionfruits are grown commercially here and the recommendation is to rip the vines out after 5 years, though, so I don't think I'm too far off the mark).