Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya, 

We have two Varieties

LIGULARIS (passiflora ligularis)

Also known as sweet granadilla. Large heart shaped soft leaves, new growth has purple tinged, pale green flowers. The fruit are bigger than the purple passionfruit, round with orange/brown skins. The pulp is more liquid than that of the others. The vine has a lush tropical appearance and is vigorous. The pulp of passionfruit is delicious added to fruit salads or used to flavour yoghurt etc. Can be stored frozen, if you can resist the temptation to eat it at once! Feed well especially with potassium and magnesium spring and autumn. All fruit on new wood, so pruning in either spring or autumn is advisable.THESE ARE CURRENTLY IN PROPAGATION AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019

 

VANILLA (Passiflora Antioquiensis)

A really special passionfruit, the ripe fruit are long with a yellow skin when ripe and a very sweet, rich aromatic pulp. My favourite. The vines have narrow dark green leaves and a reddish stem. Non-invasive. The flowers are being beautiful large tropical looking scarlet flowers growing to 10-12 cm across and with purple blue centres. Flowers appear Spring and Autumn. The pulp of passionfruit is delicious added to fruit salads or used to flavour yoghurt etc. Can be stored frozen, if you can resist the temptation to eat it at once! Feed well especially with potassium and magnesium spring and autumn. All fruit on new wood, so pruning in either spring or autumn is advisable.

PASSIONFRUIT (passiflora)

$15.00Price
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