Anyone else love Passiflora (passion fruit) like I do? I may be a little obsessed and have too many

Honeybees are too small for effective pollination usually. They go after the nectar and don’t bump up against the anthers or pistils. Bumblebees and carpenter bees are best. I once had a Frederick growing up an Arbutus ‘Marina’ that blooms constantly. It attracted dozens of carpenter bees which would then go on to pollinate the passionflowers.

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They are self fertile, but still need pollinators to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma. I hand pollinate mine as I want as much fruit as possible. I also cross pollinate to help fertilize non-self compatible flowers with others.

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Correct!

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That looks amazing. Didn’t know they could get so big

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Welcome to the forum!

Speaking of bumblebees. Look at the pollen on this one really doing the good work.

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