Question Markisa/Passion Fruit

Frank

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Last time, I left my fruit on the vine till it got purple and dropped of from itself. Because, that's how I read you should do it. But, when I opened my fruit, it was empty... only a few seeds. So, it was failure.

Now, I got new fruit(still small) on another vine and a friend told me, I had to pick it when it's still green and let it ripen in the house.

What is the correct way?

Thanks a lot,

F.
 

JoshW

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Hi Frank, I haven't had passion fruit for years but back on the farm we had a massive vine. During the drought, we couldn't spare enough water and found the fruit as you describe - ripe but with little or no pulp. Once the drought receded, the vines were watered more often and the plump fruit full of pulp came back. Never picked them green.
 
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Frank

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Thanks a lot. Yesterday, I took the 3 remaining fruits from the vine, 1 still green, I will see what happens with it, if I let it ripe. The most ripe fruit, I opened and it had a little more pulp.

I think you are right, with my plant having less water. That, and it was in a polybag. Now, I got a new plant in a much bigger pot... easier to water.

Thanks again