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Passion Flower Fruit Question

Posted by transplanted2scin07 7b upstate SC (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 23, 09 at 12:43

I have a Passion Flower vine with a fruit on it that is currently the size of a lime. It is dark green. What color is it when it is ripe? Will frost damage it? Should I pick it and bring it in to finish ripening? What part is edible?

Thanks for your help!

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RE: Passion Flower Fruit Question

Years ago I had some natives flower and fruit. The fruit once it reached small lime size was very light and when opened was pithy..nothing edible. It stayed brownish green.

RE: Passion Flower Fruit Question

There are so many types of passion vines and only a few of them are worth eating. The tropical purple ones are the most popular for drinks (Parcha if you shop the hispanic food store) and there is a giant yellow one that has a lot of flavor. Some of them are just better at giving you a tropical aroma rather than being very tasty.

Most of them have a lot of gooey jelly around the seeds - not the texture that most people enjoy.

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