Fruit on blood-red trumpet vine?

carawilsonJuly 20, 2013

I have a blood-red trumpet vine (Distictis buccinatoria) that has two fruits on it that look exactly like tomatoes. Are these edible? Nothing I've found on this plant says anything about its fruit. I've had it for years and this is the first time it has produced fruit.

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Do you have a picture of the vine in bloom?

I don't think these fruits belong to the Distictis buccinatoria, but are more likely from a Passiflora. The blooms on you vine would give us a clue as to what it is.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 6:22PM
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I have briefly tried to find pictures of the fruit of this plant without success other than the information that it is ellipsoid and obtuse at both ends.

Looking carefully at your photo it appears to me that the stem of that bunch of fruit is not actually attached to the vine. How closely have you examined it? I believe the resemblance to tomatoes is because they are tomatoes. Someone or something has hung them in your vine. Check if they are actually attached. Rub the calyx and sniff - if it smells of tomato its tomato.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 5:27AM
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