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passiflora caerulea blue passion
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:33:03 AM »
Does anyone know if the fruit he produces can be eaten? if so, is it nice, what taste do they have?

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 10:56:06 AM »
I forgot to ask what variety is more famous, passion fruit edulis or frededick, are the same variety or are different? Thanks

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 12:47:41 PM »
Caerulea fruit is edible. I have not personally tasted but I donít think theyíre as good as P. incarnata which is another cold hardy species.
Frederick is a selected variety of P edulis, if Iím not mistaken. Frederick is a popular variety I think, but I donít know much about tropical species.

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 01:35:01 PM »
If you are growing in zone 10 get the Frederick for sure it can be eaten out of hand

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 06:22:09 PM »
Caerulea has hardly any taste.

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 06:41:40 PM »
Caerulea has hardly any taste.

Mark, do you have any favorite PF types you can recommend?
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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »
I let one grow that came up on itís own... not only was it bland and unappetizing, the seeds ended up everywhere. They are weeds that I was puuling out of the ground for a few years, and still every once and a while one pops up.
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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »
Bland, but easy to germinate.
I like fruit... I love miracle frut!

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 01:30:51 PM »
In my experience P incarnata is also very easy to germinate if cold stratified for a couple months or more. 

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 01:50:54 PM »
P. caerulea attracts the Gulf Fritillary butterfly which feeds on it.  Worth growing for the butterfly...not the fruit.

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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 11:23:46 PM »
Which variety is better, Passiflora edulis flavicarpa or frederick, which produce more fruits, better taste, and genneraly your opinions, also which veriety name is the classic purple passion fruit?
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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 12:08:51 AM »
Try this link.  Fredricks is a flavicarpa/purple hybrid according to this document.

http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Com_Ag/Subtropical/Minor_Subtropicals/Passion_Fruit/
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 12:10:55 AM by spaugh »
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Re: passiflora caerulea blue passion
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 02:25:50 PM »
i had caerulea growing for a while
after it is established, there will be runners all over.
Incarnata runs also, but not as much for me as caerulea.

caerulea is  more cold tolerant than Incarnata,
both will die back in a freeze, but usually come back in spring...
they dont always though, and im not sure why.

Incarnata is much tastier, and it grows like a weed here.
and usually fruits fairly easily.

 

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