When are fruits ripe?

noamsmom(Israel)January 2, 2006

I have 2 passionfruits growing on my relatively new vine (I don't know which kind of Passiflora, only that the flowers are white and relatively small). They're about 1.5" in diameter and bright green.

How do I know when the fruit is ripe for picking?

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Krstofer(Zone 7 (ish))

It will change color & come off with a slight tug. Don't pick it early! Just leave it on there & if you forget, it will fall off- But that's fine. I had one fall & I thought I lost it.. Was rather angry as it was a cross... But I found it again 3 weeks later & it was fine.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2006 at 6:22PM
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Moira_TX(Zone 9, Texas)

some varieties fall off the vine when green and then ripen indoors. They'll gor brown then purple and start wrinkling. The more purple the better and the more wrinkled the better - that's when they are ripe.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 8:27PM
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