Thailand is one of the major suppliers of this plant which is considered to help reduce high blood pressure and have other health benefits amongst them its used medicinally for lowering cholesterol
The first true leaves of Passiflora are almost heart shaped, and it is not until they have produced maybe 10 sets of leaves that they first show finger-shaped leaves.
The tree grows well in full sun in clay, loam, sandy and acidic soil types, with a high drought and aerosol salt resistance.
At this stage it is worth offering the plants some support in their pots, in the form of a stick, as they will be throwing out tendrils looking for something to hold on to as they begin their climb.
Nutrition Info: Good sources of Vitamin A & C, high in dietary fiber, potassium, carotenes
Young leaves and plant tips are also edible. Dry leaves are used in tea in Vietnamese folk medicine to relieve sleeping problems.
To germinate: Place the longan seeds on a damp paper towel. Roll up the paper towel so encasing the seeds. Seal it in a tupperware box or plastic bag and put it in a warm location for two or three weeks.
Regular watering will keep a vine flowering and fruiting almost continuously. Least flowers develop during the winter season due to short day length. Water requirement is high when fruits are approaching maturity. If soil is dry, fruits may shrivel and fall prematurely
Kiwifruit can be grown in most temperate climates with adequate summer heat.
Fruit seeds for sale Thai Sapodilla, Buah Ciku, 5 fresh seeds” Sapodilla grows to 3-4 m tall. It is wind-resistant and the bark is rich in a white, gummy latex called chicle. The