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Consider it pollinated - newsflash (first ever fruits)


Consider it pollinated - newsflash (first ever fruits)

Yes, met with a lovely surprise yesterday, spotted these poking out from a few receding spent passion flowers. Ones I had attempted to pollinate. Its worked!! Spotted 7 small passion fruits. So my quick google worked, have to get in ther quick and swap pollen from other passion plants. It said wont work from the same plant so swapped from three different passion plants 2x caerulea 1x white lightening (which is the same thing really) and hey presto, seems to have worked a treat. This means for next year i get get them going early in the season and see how much fruit I can get. Chuffed : )



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oh THAT is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

how amazing is that.

i cant quite believe it ~ can you?

24 Aug, 2012

 

If you can come round next year you'll be getting passion fruit desert : )

24 Aug, 2012

 

oooooooooh yes please!!!!!!

i can see three fruits so far! how many are you expecting?

24 Aug, 2012

 

is this what you need

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/passionfruit+recipes

24 Aug, 2012

 

Counted 7 so far, in three corners of the polycave so have done a few more flowers so should get 3-4 in each corner. However not alot left of the season so unless we get some sun i dont think these will come on fully, but chuffed none the less : )

24 Aug, 2012

 

perfect number SEVEN????!!!!!!!!

i think thats incredible!!! what a good thing you googled it!!!

they will turn orange wont they when ripe?

anyone got a sun lamp???

24 Aug, 2012

 

Getting this far has to be considered a success Stevie - you'll be the GOY expert on getting Passion Flowers to fruit now :)

24 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, well so simple in the end Scottish but i guess would need a bee to be around on the same day as the flower and move around them all, a bit surprised not to get one or two but maybe they need a bit of pollen to activate them. Looking forward to next year now : )

24 Aug, 2012

 

o wow! well done! you can be proud of yourself...
I just remembered the story for children we watched back in my country about the insects - the main character's name was Bee Maya and her friend's name was Gucio.
Katarina can tell you more about it, lol.
so from now on your nickname will be Gucio (Gutzio).
here is the link to the main musical theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQalXmClNc
enjoy, lol

24 Aug, 2012

 

P.S - Gucio's name in other languages was Willi and he was a Drone bee.

24 Aug, 2012

 

How rewarding that must be! Mashed banana with passion fruit is very good.

25 Aug, 2012



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