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P.elegans / P.sidifolia

Post by Igor Lyannoy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:55 pm

Dear all,

Can someone please enlighten me on these species as to:

- which of them blooms early & well (not only when the days are short like P.actinia)?
- are their fruits palatable / good to taste?
- how long do the fruits take to ripen?

Igor Lyannoy
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Re: P.elegans / P.sidifolia

Post by EWortman on Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:18 pm

Hello Igor,

I have some experience to share, but cannot answer all of your questions.

- P. sidifolia blooms around the same time as P. actinia for me, (Jan, Feb, Mar), though it can go slightly longer. I have a friend with more moderate weather than I, that had it bloom into mid-summer.

- I pollinated 2 P. sidifolia flowers which created fruits in May, and they are still not ripe in October.

That's all I can honestly tell you so far, but it's a start!

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Re: P.elegans / P.sidifolia

Post by Igor Lyannoy on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:42 am

Dear Eric,

Many thanks for your reply.
That is enough information for me not to bother with these species.

Kind regards
Igor Lyannoy
Ukraine


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Re: P.elegans / P.sidifolia

Post by shawn.mattison on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:02 pm

Hi Igor,

You may already have given up, but just in case...

I have a P. sidifolia that has bloomed 3 times this year including right now in October! It bloomed in winter, summer, and now fall (3 separate times as opposed to continuously). I live in US garden zone 9B with average temperatures from 40-70 Farenheit most of the year. The fruits are tasty but take 4-6 months to ripen fully. They are intermediate in size between P. actinia and P. edulis--closer to the latter. I would love to see more people grow this one as the flowers are spectacular!

shawn


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Re: P.elegans / P.sidifolia

Post by Igor Lyannoy on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:22 am

Dear Shawn,

Thanks for your input. I am after a species that can bloom under long days, or, better, the whole year round, and that would ripen its edible fruits within a two-month period. Finally, because we have hot and dry summer, the passiflora must be able to bloom at +35C. As I can see, neither P.elegans nor P.sidifolia are suitable for this.
The ones that do well for me here are: P.incarnata, P.tucumanensis, P.Incense, P.caerulea, P.edulis (with shading) and their hybrids

Goood growing,
Igor Lyannoy
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