help identifying this passiflora / fruit edible ?

ka77July 3, 2013

About 3 years ago, I was given a passiflora cutting. The person who gave it to me, didn't know its species and never had any fruits. I planted the cutting and for the first time in 3 years, it has finally given us some fruits. Some of them have just turned yellow. Is there a way to identify the species and figure out if the fruits are actually edible (besides eating it)? I searched through the posts in this forum, but couldn't figure it out. If they can help, here are some close-ups of the fruit and flower. Thanks in advance.

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It looks like my Passiflora Caerulea. Yes, the fruits are edible.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 2:00PM
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P. caerulea is edible, but most people don't like the taste. I've run into a few who do, and the only way to find out is by tasting it.

I think it often makes empty/hollow fruits. If you don't see dark seeds enclosed in a red gelatinous material (the aril), then there is nothing to eat.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 5:03PM
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We have what looks like the same plant,and I just noticed today that ours has quite a few green fruits on it.DH asked me if we could eat them and I didn't know,so came here to find out.So thanks for the answer.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 11:16PM
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