The Maypop is an attractive vine that flowers in the early summer and then produces two-inch-long fruit that is shaped like a chicken egg and is ready to pick in the fall.
Alternate leaves are 2 to 6 inches long and wide and are palmate with 3 lobes and finely serrated margins. Palmate means having several lobes whose midribs all radiate from one point.
Caution: This vine sends out a lot of suckers and can become invasive!
Maypop Plants for Sale
It is a hardy perennial that survives down to -20F and is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and is native to the Eastern United States. Vines freeze down to the ground each winter. Maypop gets its name by popping out of the ground in May.
Maypop loves full sun and the fast growing vine can grow to 25 feet. It likes moist but well drained soil.
Maypop (Passiflora Incarnata)
Maypop vines will have dozens of flowers, only a few will actually fruit. Several sources say you get better fruit production by hand pollinating.
The maypop fruit is ripe when it turns from “Kermit the Frog” green to light green to yellow-orange in color.
You can see a picture of one of the Maypop we have available below: