Pretty colored fruit

karyn1(7a)August 25, 2008

I was finally able to get my P. palmeri var. sublanceolata to set fruit by pollinating it with a foetida. The fruit has turned the prettiest color pink.


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ibartoo(z8 sc)

Karyn, that is really pretty. Does it smell good too or does it have the smell of foetida?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 2:01PM
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Thankfully it has no scent, at least nothing I could detect. I hope this fruit contains some viable seed when it's ripe. I've had so many fruit on a number of plants that turn out to be nothing more then little sacks of air.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 10:02PM
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Interesting cross. Passiflora palmerii var. sublanceolata is a bird pollinated plant thought to have evolved from a bee pollinated Passiflora foetida ancestor.
Hopefully packed full of seed and should taste pretty good as most foetidas do. Generally with foetida it is just the foliage that has a rather goaty smell -which I quite like. Nothing like the smell of the P. 'Sunburst' flower which is unbearable!

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora foetida in India

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 1:04PM
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Myles you aren't kidding about the Sunburst. What a stink packed into such a little flower! lol

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 2:45PM
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