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help identifying this passiflora / fruit edible ?

Posted by ka77 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 2:06

About 3 years ago, I was given a passiflora cutting. The person who gave it to me, didn't know its species and never had any fruits. I planted the cutting and for the first time in 3 years, it has finally given us some fruits. Some of them have just turned yellow. Is there a way to identify the species and figure out if the fruits are actually edible (besides eating it)? I searched through the posts in this forum, but couldn't figure it out. If they can help, here are some close-ups of the fruit and flower. Thanks in advance.

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RE: help identifying this passiflora / fruit edible ?

It looks like my Passiflora Caerulea. Yes, the fruits are edible.

RE: help identifying this passiflora / fruit edible ?

  • Posted by mark4321 10a CA Sunset 16/17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 17:03

P. caerulea is edible, but most people don't like the taste. I've run into a few who do, and the only way to find out is by tasting it.

I think it often makes empty/hollow fruits. If you don't see dark seeds enclosed in a red gelatinous material (the aril), then there is nothing to eat.

RE: help identifying this passiflora / fruit edible ?

We have what looks like the same plant,and I just noticed today that ours has quite a few green fruits on it.DH asked me if we could eat them and I didn't know,so came here to find out.So thanks for the answer.

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