Posted: Tue, November 28, 2017 | By: Kanungu
by Robert Magara
Passion fruit can be grown in three different methods.
1. The best method is expensive but it makes the passion fruit plants last for all the seasons. The method uses fresh trees to support the vines, instead of dry poles.The passion fruit plants remain sucking water from this fresh support. It is also advantageous Not using wire because during hot weather the wire gets charged and this affects the passion fruit to dry up.
2. The second method is using long dry poles, instead of trees, both for the vines to climb, and on the top.
3. The third method uses dry poles for the vines to climb, but wire or threads to climb on the top. This method is cheap, but I have seen passion fruit vines that use this method - dry up even before harvesting.
All three methods require;
- food for the workers (posho and beans)
- herbicides (for spraying to kill the grass, two times a week from seedling to even after harvesting, to allow the passion fruit remain producing.)
- seedlings. Each cost 500 shillings. I need more than 5000 for the Kanungu Humanist Land.
The first method costs $5000
The second method $3500
The third $2000