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2014-01-16 03:25:43 PM
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2014-01-16 03:27:50 PM
What about a pointed stick?
 
2014-01-16 03:29:26 PM

SmithHiller: What about a pointed stick?


Shut up!
 
2014-01-16 03:30:43 PM
Fark that. The sorry bastard trying to break into my hole is getting The Pineapple.
 
2014-01-16 03:31:27 PM
What if he's got a bunch?
 
2014-01-16 03:32:56 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: What if he's got a bunch?


Run for it.
 
2014-01-16 03:33:51 PM
and we're done here, don't forget the lights on the way out
 
2014-01-16 03:33:57 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: What if he's got a bunch?


Shut up!
 
2014-01-16 03:34:07 PM
Weird.... For gods-know-what-reason I was thinking about this skit earlier today.

Stay out of my mind!!!!
 
2014-01-16 03:34:43 PM
Got one of these in San Jose area. We had multiple nights recently when lows fell into the mid-20's; I'd guess that's not much of a problem in Australia but it knocked our passion vine back pretty hard. We may have to replant.
 
2014-01-16 03:36:58 PM
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2014-01-16 03:37:25 PM
Luxury.

/Oops. Wrong skit. Whatever skit did I give the wife???
 
2014-01-16 03:37:26 PM
Of course, one of the amusing things (to me, anyways) re passionfruit is that--despite how it's played up in marketing--it's not exactly a tropical fruit any more than apples are.  (At least one species of passionfruit--the maypop--grows quite well in temperate regions from about the Ohio Valley south, and grows wild at that.  And yes, domesticated passionfruit and wild maypops do taste pretty darn similar.)

/has actually pondered growing passionfruit, need to set up a trellis first because they do vine all over the place
 
2014-01-16 03:38:58 PM
I planted about ten seeds over a three year period.  Only 1 ever came up, and it only put out about 2-3 flowers, with no fruit.  The flowers are really cool looking though, looks like something you'd see in the rainforest.

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2014-01-16 03:43:05 PM
I'm a mangoes in syrup kinda person myself.
 
2014-01-16 03:43:15 PM

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Why is she holding the D?.
 
2014-01-16 03:45:39 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Of course, one of the amusing things (to me, anyways) re passionfruit is that--despite how it's played up in marketing--it's not exactly a tropical fruit any more than apples are.  (At least one species of passionfruit--the maypop--grows quite well in temperate regions from about the Ohio Valley south, and grows wild at that.  And yes, domesticated passionfruit and wild maypops do taste pretty darn similar.)

/has actually pondered growing passionfruit, need to set up a trellis first because they do vine all over the place


Kiwi even more so.  New Zealand is just as damp and cold as Washington or Ohio.
 
2014-01-16 03:46:01 PM

CygnusDarius: DarkSoulNoHope: What if he's got a bunch?

Run for it.


Yeah, you try that with a pineapple down your windpipe.
 
2014-01-16 03:50:29 PM

Mister Buttons: I planted about ten seeds over a three year period.  Only 1 ever came up, and it only put out about 2-3 flowers, with no fruit.  The flowers are really cool looking though, looks like something you'd see in the rainforest.


Now what does that flower look like on Acid?
 
2014-01-16 03:51:31 PM
What about raspberries?
 
2014-01-16 03:52:24 PM

Oldiron_79: Mister Buttons: I planted about ten seeds over a three year period.  Only 1 ever came up, and it only put out about 2-3 flowers, with no fruit.  The flowers are really cool looking though, looks like something you'd see in the rainforest.

Now what does that flower look like on Acid?


How would you even give acid to a flower?

Dude?

Dude.
 
2014-01-16 03:58:09 PM

Speef: CygnusDarius: DarkSoulNoHope: What if he's got a bunch?

Run for it.

Yeah, you try that with a pineapple down your windpipe.


I thought the pineapple went in the other hole.
 
2014-01-16 04:08:34 PM

Evil Mackerel: Speef: CygnusDarius: DarkSoulNoHope: What if he's got a bunch?

Run for it.

Yeah, you try that with a pineapple down your windpipe.

I thought the pineapple went in the other hole.


Is that a Sponge Bob thing?
 
2014-01-16 04:23:03 PM

LemSkroob: SmithHiller: What about a pointed stick?

Shut up!


I love you guys.
 
2014-01-16 04:32:20 PM
Defense.
Learn to speak American, subby.
 
2014-01-16 04:32:45 PM

Grumpy Cat: What about raspberries?


Blow it and cancel out your wish.  You'll return to Mr. Spigott wherever he is.
 
2014-01-16 04:33:48 PM

LemSkroob: SmithHiller: What about a pointed stick?

Shut up!


Grumpy Cat: What about raspberries?


I've taken this class... I use
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2014-01-16 04:36:08 PM
No mention of hardiness zone? It makes somewhat of a difference.
The edible varieties need zones 9b - 11.
That's somewhat more picky than apples.
 
2014-01-16 04:38:54 PM
The article is from Australia.  You're lucky it's not written in German.
 
2014-01-16 05:07:08 PM
I've never had passionfruit. What does it taste like? Looks kinda gross on the inside.
 
2014-01-16 05:08:58 PM

abhorrent1: I've never had passionfruit. What does it taste like? Looks kinda gross on the inside.


Have you had a Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler?  Then you've had passionfruit.
 
2014-01-16 05:09:23 PM
I dunno, bananas can be pretty deadly when you get the trajectory right
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2014-01-16 05:21:39 PM

LemSkroob: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


One of my favorite Python pieces. Thank you, and thanks to subby!
 
2014-01-16 05:23:37 PM
I have 2 passionflower vines (one white, one purple) and they have gone nuts the past 3 years. Fredericksburg is on the edge of the grow zone and the last 2 winters were mild enough not to kill them. I fear for them this year but I love them; they smell so awesome. Quite a few people have asked me for rooted cuttings so maybe this will replace kudzu around here
 
2014-01-16 06:33:38 PM
I don't agree with people that say the Eastern U.S. native passionflowers have inedible fruit.  The fruit, when fully ripe, are fantastic.

I like passionflowers because of their fragrance.  There's quite a bit of variance in fragrance of the the species and hybrids, but almost all of them are strong and fantastic smelling.

I've grown a number of species and hybrids in central N.C. (zone 7a & 7b).  The vines die back to the ground every year, but they come back, grow quickly, flower and then fruit all in the course of a single growing season.  Many of the tropical species are hardy around here and will come back year to year, but they do die back completely when freezing temps hit.

My favorite "trick" for growing passionflowers is to keep them in pots.  When they are pot bound, they flower profusely from late spring or early summer all the way to the end of the growing season.  In the ground, they often didn't bloom as profusely, and some varieties would only bloom once in the season.

Also, there are some species that can be used for tea, which contain some pretty nice and relaxing chemicals.  Not every species has that effect, and not every person will feel it.
 
2014-01-16 06:37:43 PM
My cousin's wife planted passionfruit vines for their front porch trellises, but this past Spring and Summer were weird when it came to weather.  Any home that had any fruit-bearing plants either had skimpy production, or none at all.  The vines only produced two fruit, out of a dozen flowers, and they were all over the place.  The mulberry trees in my yard gave a tiny handful, and that was it.  Maybe this year, we'll all see better production.
 
2014-01-16 09:48:05 PM
My ex planted one of these in her back yard....didn't do much for most of the summer then popped up EVERYWHERE. One of the most aggressive vines I have ever seen...trippy cool flowers, didn't see any fruit the first season. Bugged out before season 2...
 
2014-01-16 11:13:04 PM

Tillmaster: No mention of hardiness zone? It makes somewhat of a difference.
The edible varieties need zones 9b - 11.
That's somewhat more picky than apples.


Uh...maypops (which are a native Southeastern US variety of passionfruit with a fairly long history of cultivation--the Cherokee word for them, "ocoee", actually has been used for a number of areas in TN and NC where passionfruit grew and there's even an old recipe for what is essentially an effervescent passionfruit drink) are known to be hardy well up into zone 5 (per at least one ag site, the actual hardiness range of maypop or ocoee passionfruit is Zones 5-10).  There are tropical species that are adapted to warmer climates (and require hardier growing zones), but there are quite edible species that happily exist in areas with snow. :D

Mister Buttons: I planted about ten seeds over a three year period.  Only 1 ever came up, and it only put out about 2-3 flowers, with no fruit.  The flowers are really cool looking though, looks like something you'd see in the rainforest.


Passionflowers DO look really neat; if you're growing them for noms (rather than looks), I've read that there are certain cultivars that do not produce fruit readily (which you have to be careful about when buying starter vines) and you MUST have two different plants (preferably from two different nurseries) to cross-pollinate if you expect fruit...passionfruit are NOT self-pollinating, and require a sufficiently diverse-from-itself plant to cross-pollinate with.
 
2014-01-17 05:09:51 AM
Alright, alright! Stop this sketch! It's gotten much too silly.
 
2014-01-17 02:58:24 PM

Mister Buttons: The flowers are really cool looking though, looks like something you'd see in the rainforest.



I have some growing up one fenceline and I have them growing along the railing going up to my front door.  When in bloom, people will come to the door and spend 5 minutes trying to figure out if they are real or not.  It's funny to watch them thru the window; smelling, touching, tracing the vine to the ground.

Almost unanimously they say "I thought those things were fake!!"  Then they ask for some.

Stuff grows like a weed here.  I'm constantly trimming the suckers since I planted them 3 years ago.
 
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