I have five granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) grown from seed this year. How long does it take for them to bloom and bear fruit, assuming they receive proper light and watering?

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    Difficult to find much about how long it takes to flower and fruit, but there's a thread here cloudforest.com/cafe/forum/34350.html posted by someone who says it took 3 years before the first fruits...
    – Bamboo
    Dec 19, 2017 at 1:01

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It depends on your cultivar and your climate. In this article they say (quote:)

How long does passionfruit take to fruit?

That depends on several factors. The tropical varieties fruit quicker then the purple passionfruit.

Any passionfruit will reach maturity sooner if growing in a warmer climate.

A passionfruit vine planted in spring fruits sooner than a passionfruit planted in autumn.

In ideal conditions (early spring planting in the tropics) you can get fruit within six months. Autumn planting in a cooler climate means you may have to wait for over 12 months.

According to the article I refer to, the plant (vine) is a fast grower, so ideally when you plant them next spring you'll have fruit within 6 months. That is theory of course. Probably your plant has to be large enough first, which may take a year (or more).

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