When is the fruit ready to be plucked from the vine?

rsieminski(9b)March 14, 2006

I have purple possum. P. Edulis(sp). It is setting fruit, 1 every other day. They grow really fast, and the largest is about the size of a sm egg. How do you know when they are ripe? do you have to do anything special to them....how do you pick them....uh, I mean do you let them ripen on the vine....how do you go about this?

Thanks,

--Rick

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jblaschke(8b TX)

It's my understanding that it's best to let the fruit drop from the vine on its own, then harvest. If you must pick it off the vine, wait until it come away easily when you pull--if it doesn't break off with slight effort, leave it on there longer.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:04AM
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rsieminski(9b)

How big do they get?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 9:39PM
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rsieminski(9b)

Here are some images:
The Flower:
http://home.comcast.net/~banana-man/purple-passion-flower.jpg

The Fruit:
http://home.comcast.net/~banana-man/passion-fruit.jpg

How big do the fruits get?

Thanks,
--Rick

    Bookmark   March 16, 2006 at 11:02PM
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