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Tropical Vine Fruit & Veg
Tropical vine fruit and vegetables come in various shapes and sizes. They range from small fruit to massive fruits, such as the watermelon. Our list of favourites is as follows:
Types of Tropical Vine
We divide vines into three groups:
Clinging: Vines that have sticky pads or claw-like growths along their stems that can attach to the surfaces they touch.
Sprawling: Vigorous, spreading vines (eg. climbing rose).
Twining: These vines wrap around their supports. Alternatively, they may have twining tendrils that grab and wrap around any supporting structure or plant (eg passion fruit).
Space and Support
Two issues you should consider before planting tropical vines in your garden are support and space.
Some plants require significantly more support than others, so you should make sure you plant them somewhere they will receive that support. So if you’re growing on a trellis, you need to make sure your trellis will support the weight of a mature vine.
Other Tropical Vines
Of course it is not always about food. In addition there are a variety of ornamental vines available that are suitable for your garden and landscape. Review a list of tropical flowering vines for additional options to consider. However, it will depend on the amount of garden space you have available.