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Shall I cut off these fruits?

Posted by grancami 10 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 11:28

I planted an Araujia last Spring to climb up a pillar on my patio. Last Autumn, after lots of flowers, it produced 6 fruits, the size of pears!

Now that it is April, the fruits are still there - I understand they should turn brown and "explode". Should I cut them off to encourage this year's flowers, or just leave them to "explode"???


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RE: Shall I cut off these fruits?

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 13:04

They are interesting fruits. I'll have to look online for flower photos. I can't help you with your questions, I am clueless.


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RE: Shall I cut off these fruits?

Here is another photo.

They are not edible - I believe they just have silk strands inside with black seeds.

From memory the sap is poisonous!


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RE: Shall I cut off these fruits?

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 17:23

I can see why you planted it - it has pretty flowers. Almost waxy in surface texture and quite colorful.


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RE: Shall I cut off these fruits?

You should cut the fruits to keep the seeds out of you and your neighbors' yard.


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RE: Shall I cut off these fruits?

You should cut the fruits to keep the seeds out of you and your neighbors' yard.


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