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#43023 October 4th, 2006 at 09:03 PM
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My passion flower has produced a passion fruit! frown grinnnn How do I know when it is ready to pick? I've read that the fruit needs to be overripe to harvest viable seeds from it. The fruit is about the size of an egg and is green with little black/brown specks on it. It is also soft--like it's filled with gases. Any information would be helpful!!

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#43024 October 5th, 2006 at 09:36 AM
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I would have to see it to tell you for sure, but if it is soft then it should be ready...Then what I have done is let the fruit dry out more after you pick it before getting the seeds.

#43025 October 5th, 2006 at 10:35 PM
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I'll see if I can get out there and take a pic of it this afternoon--provided it's not raining. I noticed yesterday that it has a faint yellowish blush at the bottom of the fruit.

#43026 October 6th, 2006 at 02:37 AM
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Here it is:

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Hopefully it isn't too big.

#43027 October 6th, 2006 at 07:23 AM
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I would say it is ready to pick...Then after you pick it let it dry out..it will wrinkle up and dry out, then you can harvest the seeds. It grows wild around here, I saw some up the road on a fence, I'll go up there tomarrow and get some so in case yours turns out to not be ready I can send you some more seed, but if it feels soft then it should be ready.

#43028 October 6th, 2006 at 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the imput, comfrey. I'm not too worried about seeds because I've gotten 5 volunteer plants this year from my neighbor and he insists that I come get more next year as they are taking over his lawn. He's never gotten a fruit though.

It must be quite a sight to see a bunch of wild passion flowers blooming along the side of the road. It is really a very beautiful and singular flower. I just love them. I need an arbor or something for them, to show them off!

#43029 October 6th, 2006 at 09:05 PM
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Aphrodisiac......

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#43030 October 6th, 2006 at 09:51 PM
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laugh laugh shk shocked laugh laugh

#43031 October 6th, 2006 at 10:48 PM
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They are very beautiful when they are blooming.

And John shk you should be ashamed of yourself...where did you come up with that???? nutz

The medicinal properties are: Antispasmodic, diaphoretic & sedative. Which it is used most often as a sedative and added with other ingredients in herbal teas.

#43032 October 6th, 2006 at 11:16 PM
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What colors do you got down there, comfrey? Mine are purple.

#43033 October 7th, 2006 at 12:56 AM
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It is purple here also.

#43034 October 7th, 2006 at 02:50 AM
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John, LOL ! My kinda guy ! laugh shocked

#43035 October 7th, 2006 at 03:52 AM
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Passion fruit is a known aphrodisiac. thumbup

#43036 October 7th, 2006 at 04:32 AM
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Well you learn something new every day. Besides, green M&M's are my favorite--I make my kids trade me other colors for them!! laugh laugh

#43037 October 10th, 2006 at 10:33 AM
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#43038 October 10th, 2006 at 06:31 PM
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrr......

#43039 October 10th, 2006 at 08:48 PM
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I cut open my passion fruit (come on, I let it sit for 2 whole days!! I couldn't help myself!) and the seeds are a milky white and there was no juice or anything. Everything inside the fruit was a milky white color and dry. Very odd, I thought. Is this normal? Aren't the seeds supposed to be black/brown?

#43040 October 10th, 2006 at 11:32 PM
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Well the seeds should be dark in color, but you should have allowed the fruit to dry naturally after you picked it, like a gourd, then remove the seeds, so I'm not sure what will happen, let it dry and see.

#43041 October 11th, 2006 at 12:35 AM
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Slip them into your husband's oatmeal and see what happens. Then you'll know for sure. thumbup

#43042 October 11th, 2006 at 02:38 AM
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All of the ones I have cut open have a gel like substance around the seeds, usually.


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