- Passiflora incarnate, commonly called Maypop, is one species of the genus of passionfruit. The Maypop is a native vine that inhabits sunny areas in the US. with many different soil types. It spreads underground and may appear in other locations. It emerges from underground in the spring and flowers with large ornate purple blossoms.
The delicious fruits begin to mature in late July or August. Trellising will improve your ability to find the fruits, which fall off when ripe. Tasting similar to Passion fruits of the species P. edulis that are used to give "Hawaiian Punch" it's unique flavor. The vines die back to the ground each year in winter and come back bigger and better the following spring.