Saturday, May 12, 2012

Big Bopper is fruiting

At last! The Big Bopper passionfruit vine, after much flowering and promise, has about half a dozen fruit hanging proudly!

I wonder how big the fruit get? Anyone had much luck with this variety?

These look average size so far, so let's see if they get any bigger. They are nice and heavy which is a good sign.

Bop on Big Bopper!


  1. Dude, I must have planted our Big Bopper about the same time as you we are a bit further north in Geraldton. We had 5 fruite over the summer but now it has gone absolutly mad, the thing is drippping with fruit, funny I always remember passion fruit as a summer fruit. after years of trying to grow Nelly Kelleys I cant beleive the success of this plant.

  2. Rod, I'm even more hopeful after reading your comment!
    Cheers :o)

  3. Can anyone tell me where I can buy a big boppa plant?

  4. I would like to purchase a big bopper passion fruit plant, can someone direct me to where I can purchase one thanks.

    Steve Wallace

  5. Hi Steve,

    I trawled the local nurseries to find our Big Bopper seedling - do you have some good nurseries near you? If they don't have it they may be able to order one in. Look out also for the name 'Panama Gold' (see http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/plant/Panama-Gold-Passionfruit.htm).

    Also, this link has a range of Passionfruit varieties you can follow up on: http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/search.php?q=passionfruit.

    Hope that helps in your search!

    Marg :o)

  6. We purchased our Big Boppa at Bunnings in Midland and planted it last spring. It is currently covered in huge buds so will be interesting to see how it sets fruit. I must admit though, we pollinate the flowers by hand because there seems to be a lessening in numbers of bees around here nowadays.
    Cheers, Bev