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Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby Primrose » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Photod beside an egg to give an idea of size. My husband found them on a fallen branch on a footpath which had snapped off a tree in an adjacent garden in the heavy winds. He had no idea what they were and bought them home to me to identify but I have no idea either.

The dried bits above the fruit resemble the shrivelled paper-like husks of cape gooseberries. I wondered if the fruit were from the plum family but inside they feel full of air when squeezed rather than being full of flesh. Are they edible do you think?
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Re: Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby Monika » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Are they stone fruit, Primrose, or with several small pips, as of the apple family? Or literally just squashy flesh?
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Re: Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby Primrose » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:44 pm

I've just cut one open and as you can see, apart from being full of air, it contained a cluster of dark red berries the same colour as a very ripe raspberry..
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Re: Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby retropants » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm

they are the common garden variety of passion fruit :)
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Re: Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby Primrose » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 pm

That,s interesting. When I saw the seeds inside ai wondered if that could be a possibility.
Are they edible retropants? When you see the the "usual" passion fruit variety on sale in supermarkets the skins usually appear very shrivelled and dried up Are you supposed to let them dry off before eating?
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Postby retropants » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm

I think they are, but they aren't very nice! they are quite dry and therefore all seeds, no juice.
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Postby Elmigo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm

This is without a doubt passion fruit and to be precise, this is a yellow/orange variety with red flesh called the Passiflora caerulea. I never ate those before. The usual passion fruits in the store where I live are the red/brown-ish ones. They have yellow flesh on the inside and are very tasty (or so I find them) and it's the Passiflora edulis. There are probably more varieties that I have never seen, I don't know. Please do correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Can anybody identify these fruits please?

Postby Westi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 pm

Still no luck with Passiflora edulis after lots of sowings so interested. I'm determined to win! Apparently all passionfruit are edible when ripe but that is the difficulty here in the UK - if not ripe they won't kill you but you may regret buying the cheaper loo roll!
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Postby Primrose » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Thanks for that sound advice Westi. I will refrain from going back to the footpath to strip the fallen branch of its remaining fruit then !
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