Tuesday, October 1

Decision made

Advice was mixed on whether or not I should try to eat the passion fruits produced on our vine.

Comments varied from "Yes definitely try at least one" to they will taste "meh" and "yuck".

I even had an email conversation with Carolyn from Tennessee about passion fruits. Isn't it amazing how emails can bounce back and forth from one continent to another thousands of miles away in a matter of minutes? Carolyn also sent me some photos of her fruits and the caterpillars that love munching her plant.
Anyway I decided to open one of the fruits to see what was inside. As you can see from the photo there was very little and mostly seeds. 
As a result - sorry but I decided not to eat the contents.

By the way if you are interested my September web page diary is now complete here and our September harvest list is also complete here

20 comments:

  1. I don't blame you! I'm glad you cut it open and showed us the contents though. It is wonderful to 'chat' with gardeners around the globe, isn't it?

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    1. It is Crystal and it's amazing how often experiences are so similar

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  2. I have to say that it doesn't look particularly appetising, I think you made a wise decision in refraining from tasting it.

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    1. It would have been all seed really, Jo whatever the taste had been like.

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  3. Hi! I grow the maroon passion fruit. The flesh is yellow instead of red. I haven't been able to get hold of the yellow variety like yours. The red seeds look great to me. Wish you could give me some to grow but I live too far away.

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    1. Hello Tiny Garden and welcome - it's a shame as you would be very welcome to some seeds or a cutting. (We could have swapped). Must admit I haven't noticed it fruit before this year,

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  4. Well, at least you know now... I detest Passion Fruit at the best of times - it reminds me of that dreadful drink called "umbongo"!

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    1. Umbongo sounds horrendous, Mark

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  5. It's maybe as well you were in the dilemma of whether to taste or not. Had you been eagerly awaiting it to ripen and enjoy - the disappointment would have been much worse, no?
    There's always next year!

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    1. I've always just considered it to be an ornamental Angie so I wasn't really expecting edible fruit or any fruit for that matter. It was a surprise when the fruits appeared.

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  6. Good call Sue, it doesn't look like it would be very yummy. Treat yourself to a nice wrinkly one from Tesco instead. Or have one of your lovely apples. It is indeed amazing how we can connect with people on the other side of the world. I love trying to imagine what it is like where they live. So very different from my life, but yet we have connected and have shared interests. Love it.

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    1. I think so CJ - I guess if I wanted I could grow lots of new plants now but I don't think my garden could cope with more passion flowers.

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  7. Well, I have had the same dilemma as you – to taste or not to taste, and I took the plunge yesterday! By the way I referred to your post in mine yesterday since we have been writing about the same issue. I can report that the passionflower fruit was no culinary experience, but definitely not yuck, just disappointing since I love the passionflower fruit I buy normally from Tesco.

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    1. Just spotted it on my bloglist Helene so I'll be reading shortly

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  8. How interesting to grow them though, shame it was mainly seed. It is wonderful to be able to have an instant conversation across the globe isn't it.xxxx

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    1. Who would have thought it possible not too many years ago, Snowbird. That is without a phone!

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  9. Not sure about eating them either!

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  10. No I think they are best left to add decoration Kelli.

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  11. Maybe next year you will have more and you will have a go at eating them Sue!!

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    1. I think I've gone of that idea, Tanya.

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