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When are fruits ripe?

Posted by noamsmom Israel (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 2, 06 at 14:09

I have 2 passionfruits growing on my relatively new vine (I don't know which kind of Passiflora, only that the flowers are white and relatively small). They're about 1.5" in diameter and bright green.

How do I know when the fruit is ripe for picking?

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RE: When are fruits ripe?

It will change color & come off with a slight tug. Don't pick it early! Just leave it on there & if you forget, it will fall off- But that's fine. I had one fall & I thought I lost it.. Was rather angry as it was a cross... But I found it again 3 weeks later & it was fine.

RE: When are fruits ripe?

some varieties fall off the vine when green and then ripen indoors. They'll gor brown then purple and start wrinkling. The more purple the better and the more wrinkled the better - that's when they are ripe.

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