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Tropical Vine Fruit & Veg
Tropical vine fruit and vegetables come in various shapes and sizes. They range from the small, such as passionfruit, to the massive, such as watermelon. However our list of favourites is as follows:
- Bitter Melon
- Dragon Fruit
- Malabar Spinach
- Passion Fruit
- Snake Beans
- Sweet Potatoes
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 for Tropical Vine Fruit
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.
In some cases, pruning is an excellent option. Passionfruit is a great example. It will quickly take over a suburban yard, so you should consider pruning prior to the wet season. The vine will regrow as sure as the simmer wet. Pruning also gives you the opportunity to get any accumulated debris off your fence or trellis.
Tropical Fruit Tree List
- Black Spate
- Custard Apple
- Dragon Fruit
- Guava tree
- Mamey Sapote
- Paw Paw
- Star Apple
Other Tropical Vine Fruit and Vegetables
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.
Good luck with your tropical vine fruit and vegetable growing.