Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Passionfruit Harvest

I've only been harvesting the ones that have dropped off the vine - only a faint hint of yellow

Faint hint of yellow - I was hesitant thinking that they weren't quite ripe - but after I cut into one I was rewarded with lovely orange pulp!

Laden with fruit - we might get a harvest after all!

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  1. Oh I am so glad - there is nothing quite like fresh passionfruit. I love your passionfruit dangling from the wire support. I tried to do that, but our support was not strong enough, and the vine was a total mess, the holes were not big enough for the small passionfruit to fit through. A failed experiment - so now I know what it would have looked like if it worked. :0

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    1. The support was an ebay score - it was originally old fencing panels that had rusted on the bottoms. I used some of them to fence off the veggie patch from the chickens and the rest I put over the coop. The original wooden lattice was too thick for the tendrils to grip. This was just perfect. I must say that fresh passionfruit is addictive... can't stop at one.

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  2. Yours seem more elongated than mine, but maybe they get that way as they ripen? Mine are definitely still green.

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    1. They aren't that banana yellow that I was expecting. They seem to come in all shapes - some smaller and some longer and larger. I haven't harvested any off the vine, just the ones that were dropping off. I might just try taking one off that looks like the stalk's shrivelling and chop it open to see if it's ready. I was told by a lady that had hers in her backyard that the lack of sun this summer is the reason why they aren't as yellow as they should be(?) - not sure how true it is.

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