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Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:45:46 AM »
Hey guys, I have Passionfruit Melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale, 15 seeds for $10 plus shipping (US only) paypal $3 first class or $7 dollars priority. PM me if you are interested.





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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 05:58:06 AM »
hi
I am interested. How do they taste like? taste similar to passion fruit? Very interesting never seen before!!

Let me know how do I pay?


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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 02:22:46 PM »
Same here with mangojoy but I also want a to know how does the flower looks like and if its a vine

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 02:13:07 AM »
hi
I am interested. How do they taste like? taste similar to passion fruit? Very interesting never seen before!!

Let me know how do I pay?


Thanks
sijo

Nah they taste nothing like Passionfruit lol!. 0% tang. Mostly a mild sweet flavor. Best I can describe it as a creamy papaya with a very slight hint of cocoa. Super interesting fruit though. When it is ripe, the flesh is a spongy pink until you touch it, then it melts in to a bright red cream. You can PM me your order and I can send my paypal info.

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 02:17:54 AM »
Same here with mangojoy but I also want a to know how does the flower looks like and if its a vine

Yep itís a vine and a pretty big one at that. It was also very productive and formed perhaps a hundred fruit or so.







Top two are female and the bottom one is male from what I can tell. They are on the same vine and I only have one plant.

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 01:38:01 PM »
Hi Kyle,

Is this vine heat sensitive or wind sensitive like lilikoi?
Killed some lilikoi before because it exposed to wind and hot dry air.
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 02:58:33 PM »
Hi Kyle,

Is this vine heat sensitive or wind sensitive like lilikoi?
Killed some lilikoi before because it exposed to wind and hot dry air.

The Passionfruit in its name is what they call it where it comes from but I donít think it is related to them at all. Rather, it is in the cucurbit family.  It seems to be very hardy and drought tolerant in my experience. I have it in a area that receives full direct sun all day as well. Iíd probably protect it when young but once it gets large, seems to be hard to kill. I had a problem with scale for a while that set it back a bit, but after treatment, it came back strong.
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 03:50:59 PM »
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 05:16:46 AM »
Seeds sent out! Hope you guys do well with them. Still have more seeds available if anyone else wants to give these a try!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2020, 04:14:55 PM »
We should rename it papaya-chocolate melon or something to stop the confusion

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2020, 11:07:08 PM »
We should rename it papaya-chocolate melon or something to stop the confusion

Tell me about it haha! I think someone coined the term Porcelain melon (I think it was davesgarden or something)...
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 01:48:39 PM »
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2020, 06:34:11 PM »
Have a few more melons that are ready to harvest! Anyone else looking for some fresh seeds send me a PM. Seeds are easy to germinate and should pop within a week or two. Thanks again!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2020, 03:44:11 PM »
Thanks for the extra seeds. Many of them are already above the soil and taking off.

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2020, 10:21:45 PM »
Thanks for the extra seeds. Many of them are already above the soil and taking off.

Iím glad! I hope you enjoy them and thanks again! 🙏

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2020, 04:54:36 PM »
Thanks for the seeds--mine all germinated either in the mail or within 2 days of planting.

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2020, 02:46:11 PM »
Thanks for the seeds--mine all germinated either in the mail or within 2 days of planting.

Happy they got to you healthy and growing! Enjoy!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2020, 12:18:17 AM »
Mine sprouted already. Looking forward to try the fruit. Thanks for the extra!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2020, 03:43:26 PM »
A couple other QQs that have not been asked about this plant, New Jungle:

~ How much cold can it take?
~ How big/tall does this get as a tree?
~ Is it particular as to what kind of soil that it prefers?
~ As a vine how far does it run?  Would it be happy growing on a chainlink fence?
~ Atho this species produces flowers of both sexes does having a 2nd one nearby help any with fruit-set?

It sounds like a vigoruous plant but i think that knowing some of these things would help those folks who may be space limited or zone challenged to decide on this plant.

Cheers!

Paul M.
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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2020, 04:09:50 PM »
PM Sent!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2020, 04:50:08 PM »
A couple other QQs that have not been asked about this plant, New Jungle:

~ How much cold can it take?
~ How big/tall does this get as a tree?
~ Is it particular as to what kind of soil that it prefers?
~ As a vine how far does it run?  Would it be happy growing on a chainlink fence?
~ Atho this species produces flowers of both sexes does having a 2nd one nearby help any with fruit-set?

It sounds like a vigoruous plant but i think that knowing some of these things would help those folks who may be space limited or zone challenged to decide on this plant.

Cheers!

Paul M.
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Iíll do my best to answer from what I have experienced with this plant so far.

-as far as cold tolerance goes I am not sure. I believe the coldest weíve gotten here is in the mid 60f so it might be on others to experiment with.
-It has a vining habit, but the main ďtrunkĒ is about 4Ē in diameter.
-on my property, I have very little soil sadly. However Iíd describe it as moderately draining and slightly acidic. I will occasionally pile grass clipping at the base of it and in the two years Iíve had it, I have only fertilized twice with some leftover osmocote I had.
-As a vine, ive had runs of over 50ft but I keep it pruned to about 25 or so (which is the length of fence I have it on). It does handle pruning very well and to tell the truth, I hack at it back almost weekly now that it has stopped producing.
-I only have one vine or my property and got almost 60 fruits this year which was its first crop. It wouldíve easily been around 80-100 if I had taken better care and was more proactive in a fight against melon worms.

Some additional info:
-I noticed the first flowers on Jan 13th with fruits forming around Feb 10th. I got my first ripe melon May 6th.
-I may have gotten fruits in the first year After planting, however the vine was killed back quite a bit by a BAD infestation of scale which I might attribute to out fire ant infestation. After treating for scale and fighting the fire ants off my property, the vine grew back quickly and was soon back to its original size. I havenít had a problem with scale on the vine ever since.

If anyone has any other questions or would like me reiterate on something, please donít hesitate to ask. Also if anyone wants some pictures of any part of the plant, feel free to ask. I hope this helps!

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2020, 07:52:30 PM »
For anyone who might be interested, here's a link to an article I found about this Central American cucurbit:

REFLECTIONS (on Cucurbits) by Joseph Simcox
https://explorewithjoseph.com/blog/reflections

OK ó HTH

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Re: Passionfruit melon (Cionosicyos Macranthus) seeds for sale
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2020, 02:32:43 AM »
For anyone who might be interested, here's a link to an article I found about this Central American cucurbit:

REFLECTIONS (on Cucurbits) by Joseph Simcox
https://explorewithjoseph.com/blog/reflections

OK ó HTH

Paul M.
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Oh thanks for posting that up! It was a very interesting read!
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2020, 12:36:54 PM »
My seeds arrived fast and in great condition, thank you!

I must say, these might be the fastest groiwng plants I have ever encountered.  They have been in soil for less than a week and are 4' or more already.  They literally grow a couple inches per day.  Incredible!

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2020, 04:58:55 PM »
My seeds arrived fast and in great condition, thank you!

I must say, these might be the fastest groiwng plants I have ever encountered.  They have been in soil for less than a week and are 4' or more already.  They literally grow a couple inches per day.  Incredible!
Any specific soil or fertilizer?
Do you keep yours in a green house? Mine germinated after 5 days, the sprouts look healthy but do not grow much in a week.

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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2020, 01:16:38 PM »
My seeds arrived fast and in great condition, thank you!

I must say, these might be the fastest groiwng plants I have ever encountered.  They have been in soil for less than a week and are 4' or more already.  They literally grow a couple inches per day.  Incredible!
Any specific soil or fertilizer?
Do you keep yours in a green house? Mine germinated after 5 days, the sprouts look healthy but do not grow much in a week.

The last batch of seeds I started were put in some potting soil and placed outside in direct sun. After it popped, it grew pretty slow for the first week, then the vine took off.
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2020, 05:28:52 PM »
Harvesting up the last few melons. PM me if interested in some fresh seeds!
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