edulis or incarnata ?

greenman62August 18, 2014

I had grown some seeds.
i had both edulis and incarnata seeds i planted in pots.
also had an incarnata plant last year, which i thought died

now,. i have several plants in the ground and one in a pot
and i dont know what is what.

#1 is a different camera
dont know if that has anything to do with colors etc...

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morningloree(9b)

I have a post titled "Maypop Bloom," your flower seems very similar to my P. incarnata. If you have multiplication of your original plant, it is likely a P. incarnata. I noticed my edulis in it's juvenile form looks almost shrubby with single lobed leaves, as my edulis matures it develops additional lobes on the leaves and sends out tendrils.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:35PM
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morningloree(9b)

I remember you had a post earlier about pollination and fruit production. I have found that a P. incarnata x P. Vitifolia cross works. Both fruits of each plant are supposed to taste good. Right now I have 3 fruits on my P. incarnata and 1 on my P. vitifolia from this particular cross. They bloom at similar times, so it's easier to obtain fresh pollen.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:21PM
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greenman62

morningloree
yes, the large plant i have, which i think is from last year (maypop i think)
has lots of flowers. sometimes 2-3 daily.
no fruit.
tried using a different maypop, and also a caerulea as pollinators.

i have one in a container
(the pic with the bee)
and that plant just gave me fruit.
not ready to eat yet, but this is a small young plant.

starting to think none of these are edulis.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 7:07PM
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