Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 3, 2008, 9:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Thanks, all. We keep the vines for the fritillary caterpillars to eat. I am not passionate about trying the fruit myself. The flower reminds me of a roulette wheel, so eating one of the fruits might prove a bit of a gamble. :roll:
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2008, 10:46 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

LOL! I'm not too sure about the fruit - I'm not crazy about passion fruit iced tea, so I suspect I wouldn't like the fruit. But don't go by my tastes because I'm not all that crazy about mangoes either.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2008, 1:11 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Rodney9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518
Default

Beautiful flower and good shots.
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2008, 3:01 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

penolta wrote:
Quote:
The flower reminds me of a roulette wheel, so eating one of the fruits might prove a bit of a gamble. :roll:

good one Pen!
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2008, 3:06 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

mtngal wrote:
Quote:
But don't go by my tastes because I'm not all that crazy about mangoes either.
oh, I love mangos! had a couple trees in the back yard where I use to live, those and the two humongous avocado trees that I wish I could have taken with me
GW
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2008, 4:54 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Thanks, Rodney and Goldwinger for looking and commenting. For those unfamiliar with passionflowers, here is a link to a couple more of the many horticultural varieties:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...729&forum_id=7
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2008, 6:05 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
bilybianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hassleholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,435
Default

penolta wrote:
Quote:
Had a crop of passion flower fruits this year (haven't tried to eat any yet)

1
Lovely shots, Penolta!

Passifloras are among my favourites, I'm planning to extend the house with a "tropicarium" to be able to keep more plants and there will for sure be lots of Passifloras.

Are the fruits of this one really edible? (Obviously to some they are, according to the shot in post #3)

Kjell
bilybianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2008, 10:44 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Thanks, Kjell. Be careful what you wish for. I don't think you would want this one in your tropical greenhouse - it is an extremely vigorous vine that will take over like some science fiction invader from outer space! We don't know anything about this one - it was growing "wild" in a neighborhood park (probably escaped from the neighboring nursery) where they now have had an ongoing eradication program to get rid of it with little success. We brought home a sample and have been fighting to keep it under control ever since - we keep it because the fritillary butterflies do so well on it. The other two varieties we have (link above) are more floriferous and more controlled, and were bought from nurseries.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2008, 2:25 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
bilybianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hassleholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,435
Default

penolta wrote:
Quote:
We don't know anything about this one - it was growing "wild" in a neighborhood park (probably escaped from the neighboring nursery) where they now have had an ongoing eradication program to get rid of it with little success.
As far as I can see this is a Passiflora caerulea, the most common species (I actually think it is a true species from Brazil/Paraguay) in Swedish flower shops. Here it is kept as a pot plant, but they seldom survive the winter season (indoors, the air gets too dry due to heating). Only the fanatics with special plant rooms keep other species and cultivars. I will become one of those fanatics when I get the money and time to extend the house.:-)

Kjell

http://www.gardenvines.com/catalog/p...lea-p-120.html
bilybianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2008, 6:42 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

bilybianca wrote:

Quote:
As far as I can see this is a Passiflora caerulea, the most common species

Kjell
That is what it looks like, but there are so many cultivars and hybrids that without documentation one cannot be sure. At the very least it is probably derived from that.

Here is a web page with much information about this flower and its fruit, for those interested in their edibility:

http://www.paghat.com/passiflora.html
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:15 PM.