Shall I cut off these fruits?

grancamiApril 15, 2013

I planted an Araujia last Spring to climb up a pillar on my patio. Last Autumn, after lots of flowers, it produced 6 fruits, the size of pears!

Now that it is April, the fruits are still there - I understand they should turn brown and "explode". Should I cut them off to encourage this year's flowers, or just leave them to "explode"???

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gerris2

They are interesting fruits. I'll have to look online for flower photos. I can't help you with your questions, I am clueless.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 1:04PM
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grancami

Here is another photo.

They are not edible - I believe they just have silk strands inside with black seeds.

From memory the sap is poisonous!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 4:52PM
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gerris2

I can see why you planted it - it has pretty flowers. Almost waxy in surface texture and quite colorful.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:23PM
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nel5397

You should cut the fruits to keep the seeds out of you and your neighbors' yard.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 5:09PM
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nel5397

You should cut the fruits to keep the seeds out of you and your neighbors' yard.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 5:10PM
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