This woody vine climbs with tendrils and has evergreen leaves. Purple Possum produces single fragrant flower which are 2 to 3 inches wide. Purple Possum has a tough rind which is smooth and waxy. The pulp is highly aromatic and orange colored with dark brown or black seeds. Purple Possum has a flavor which is musky and guava like. When planting Purple Possum, use mulch and plenty of organic matter in the soil to reduce nematode damage. Plant seeds in a light soil and provide high humidity and warmth of 78F.
Plant in full to partial sun. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11. These plants are growing in 3.5-inch, deep pots.
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