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P. caerulea

Posted by mattyb1 10A San Diego (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 2, 06 at 13:08

Hello ya'll. I've just started learning about the passiflora genus and have identified and taken cuttings of a P. caerulea near my house. My question is: Are these fruits edible? And if so, what do they taste like? Are they even worth trying for the fruit? Thanks, Matt.

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RE: P. caerulea

Caerulea fruit is edible, but not high quality. "Insipid" is the description I've seen most often, although I confess I've never tried any. I've seen several places that it makes a good substitute for blackberries in pie, and has a vaguely berry-like flavor once cooked.

For fresh eating, tho, incarnata, edulis and molissima are supposed to be far better.

RE: P. caerulea

Ya caerulea isn't the first thing I'd reach for.. Not even sure I'd try making it into something. I'd imagine it's like "what shall I do with all these elderberries?" They're just not that tasty. I'd go after edulis myself.

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