Treatment for Fungal Diseases
Some measures help to keep the plantation healthy:
1. If possible use healthy seedling, grafted on disease and
nematode resistant rootstock.
2. Monitor the plantation regularly and practise hygiene, which
means removing and distroying any diseased leaves, fruits and
3. Prune regularly to allow sufficient air movement through the vine.
4. During hot and humid weather spray preventive fungicides.
A more environmentally friendly option is a homemade organic fungicides made from coriander seeds and onions.
Organic Coriander-Onion Fungicide
Chop 40 onions and pour the hot coriander-water over the chopped onions. Leave them to soak for 24 hours.
Strain the liquid through a cloth to remove all bigger particles that might clogg the sprayer.
Dilute the liquid with 20 litres of water.
Spray on the passionfruit vines and leaves weekly as a preventive.
The only control measure is hygiene in the plantation. Inspect the plantation regularly, especially during the first 6 months. Immediately remove and distroy infected vines, disinfect tools and hands during pruning and grafting. Control aphids.