Purple Possum is a variety of Passion Fruit Vine (Passiflora edulis) that is named for the plant’s large, deep purple fruit. Purple Possum Passion Fruits are filled with delicious juice and are considered one of the best tasting of all Passion Fruit varieties. In USDA Zones 9 to 11 they do well in the ground when growing on a fence or structure. The Purple Possum Passion Fruit can also be grown in pots and hanging baskets in Zones 4 to 11, and brought indoors for winter.
Purple Possum Passion Fruit Vines are vigorous and will quickly cover an arbor or trellis. They have striking white, purple, and yellow flowers that have an otherworldly look. The heavily frilled blooms attract butterflies by the dozen and are followed by deep purple fruits that hangs down from the vines and resemble plums. Inside the fruit you will find dozens of slippery seeds coated in orange, sweet, tangy pulp used for juices and baking. Purple Possum Passion Fruit is an easy to grow vine that produces beautiful, unique flowers and delicious, nutritious fruit that gives dishes and drinks a taste of the tropics.