[NAFEX] cold hardy Passiflora

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Aug 26 18:45:45 EDT 2004


If you look in the maypop chapter of my book UNCOMMON FRUITS FOR EVERY 
GARDEN, you'll find a few paragraphs on what breeding has been done 
with maypop.

Lee Reich
http://www.leereich.com


On Aug 26, 2004, at 4:41 PM, Mark Lee wrote:

> Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) is a cold hardy relative of the tropical 
> passionfruit (Passiflora edulis).  I have seen maypop growing around 
> town, although it is not native here.  Is anyone aware of any attempts 
> to crossbreed these two species?  I found reference to Passiflora x. 
> colvilli which is supposedly a hybrid of maypop and a tropical 
> passionfruit, but I have been unable to dig up any sources for this 
> plant.  On a related note, is there anyone that has access to both 
> species that would be interested in trying this cross?
>
> -Mark Lee, Seattle, zone 8a
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