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CherimoyaDude

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I have had them in plastic bags for a week and the scales haven't started falling off yet. Not sure if I picked them underripe, or if I need to wait longer.

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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 09:36:47 PM »
I'm no pro on them but have heard to tell if they are ready to pick they need to pull away from the stalk easily, and have a slight color change.

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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 09:47:24 PM »
You probably picked them early as they can take over a year to ripen. It's best to wait for the scales bear the base of the fruit to pop off.

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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 09:52:13 PM »
Dito!
Also it is best to keep the fruit in the brown paper bag to continue ripening instead of plastic.

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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 10:47:53 PM »
Has anyone seen this ripening up in So Cal yet? There’s so much of it everywhere, from apartment landscaping to mall and retail store planting’s, it’s used all over the place here, and I think  99% of the people that walk past it everyday have no clue it’s edible.

Can someone provide a picture of what to look for when it’s ready to pick off the plant for further ripening?
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 01:53:42 AM »
Most of what I see here as landscaping plants are Philodendron bipinnatifidum not Monstera deliciosa. They do look similar...
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 02:01:42 AM »
Most of what I see here as landscaping plants are Philodendron bipinnatifidum not Monstera deliciosa. They do look similar...

Thanks for the heads up. How do you tell the difference?
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 11:31:54 AM »
Its ease to tell them apart by the leaf structure. Notice characteristic holes on Monstera leaf :

Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum (former known as Philodendron)




Monstera deliciosa


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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 01:19:55 PM »
I've seen them ripe at two different locations in Vista. California Tropical Fruit Trees as well as Mira Costa College.
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 06:28:46 PM »
Thank ya very much!
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 07:00:58 PM »
Thanks Jungle Yard, I was unaware of the change in classification. Very interesting!


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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 01:04:46 AM »
There's was one fruiting today at Disneyland near the Robinson Crusoe tree house.

-Chris

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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 09:58:41 AM »
I have plenty of vines growing up trees and on the ground. I will show some pictures taken today of vines with mature fruit and vines with new fruit while flowering.










The typical edible portion is under the green outer husk having hexagon and pentagon shapes. it is the white flesh area. The center core is fibrous and you just push your finger or spoon along it to get some unattached for consumption. It is more flavorful than any mango IMO with a banana/pineapple taste. It is very intense and I can enjoy up to one (usually 1/4 of a pod) as too much will will make the mouth and lips feel like you have had acid irritating the mouth.

It's a fun novelty product to show off and sample IMO. But, if your unable to dip your tongue into a rinsed crack of a blackish green fungus skin loaded keitt mango to enjoy its sour/sweet taste...  Your probably too squeamish and hesitant to put this off white rotten looking black speckled monster with soft flesh into your mouth.  ;)

Ripening can occur outside or inside the house. When picked after it starts turning from green to light yellowish, indoors about 5-7 days wrapped in some paper to contain the shedding outer hexagon husk and fibrous black/green specks.
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Re: How long does it take Monstera Deliciosa to ripen after being picked?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2019, 10:00:18 AM »


Flower still surrounding new pod.

 

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