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Pretty colored fruit

Posted by karyn1 MD 7 (bhkalen@aol.com) on
Mon, Aug 25, 08 at 11:53

I was finally able to get my P. palmeri var. sublanceolata to set fruit by pollinating it with a foetida. The fruit has turned the prettiest color pink.
Karyn




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RE: Pretty colored fruit

Karyn, that is really pretty. Does it smell good too or does it have the smell of foetida?


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RE: Pretty colored fruit

Thankfully it has no scent, at least nothing I could detect. I hope this fruit contains some viable seed when it's ripe. I've had so many fruit on a number of plants that turn out to be nothing more then little sacks of air.
Karyn


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RE: Pretty colored fruit

Karyn
Interesting cross. Passiflora palmerii var. sublanceolata is a bird pollinated plant thought to have evolved from a bee pollinated Passiflora foetida ancestor.
Hopefully packed full of seed and should taste pretty good as most foetidas do. Generally with foetida it is just the foliage that has a rather goaty smell -which I quite like. Nothing like the smell of the P. 'Sunburst' flower which is unbearable!
Myles

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora foetida in India


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RE: Pretty colored fruit

Myles you aren't kidding about the Sunburst. What a stink packed into such a little flower! lol
Karyn


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