Nature pics 2

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,082
Reaction score
1,983
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
@william-1 - that was my understanding, but "time will tell".
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,812
Reaction score
6,963
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Citrus like inside? then I suspect they are citrus japonica otherwise known as cumquats. My mum used to have a small bush in her garden


Apparently not. After a week of slow ripening until the outer covering is orange all over , I've cut it open and found the interior is much like a passion fruit, pips and flesh, but in deep red (though it has a similar sweet sharp taste, but not as slimy in texture).

I'll have a search after dinner to nail down the variety.
 

Attachments

  • 1.JPG
    1.JPG
    454.5 KB · Views: 7
  • 2.JPG
    2.JPG
    441.7 KB · Views: 4
  • 3.JPG
    3.JPG
    452.6 KB · Views: 7

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,812
Reaction score
6,963
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Ah, a granadilla/grenadilla, from Peru.

 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
23,254
Reaction score
3,684
Points
113
Age
66
My Satellite Setup
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ah, a granadilla/grenadilla, from Peru.

I have never heard of that fruit, no doubt brought over by one of the many South American illegals to have infiltrated out shores using a false Spanish EU ID cards:eek:
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,812
Reaction score
6,963
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
I have never heard of that fruit, no doubt brought over by one of the many South American illegals to have infiltrated out shores using a false Spanish EU ID cards:eek:
Unlikely. Since I collected it not far from the RHS grounds of Wisley, there is a reasonable chance one of the seeds was collected by a bird partial to the fruit, to be deposited on the land a few years ago.

Lovely plumage btw.

 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
23,254
Reaction score
3,684
Points
113
Age
66
My Satellite Setup
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire

davemurgtroyd

Regular Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
1,258
Reaction score
699
Points
113
Age
71
Location
Oxford
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
Oxford
Yes looks like a space station..... any spare seeds going?
Do you mean the passion flower? I have one (possibly more self sets alongside) some 25 to 30 years old covering the west wall of my house up to a height of 25 to 30 feet and now growing up the TV aerial mast. I have just checked and there is still fruit on it - it was still flowering a month ago. If you want I could send some to you.
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
23,254
Reaction score
3,684
Points
113
Age
66
My Satellite Setup
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Do you mean the passion flower? I have one (possibly more self sets alongside) some 25 to 30 years old covering the west wall of my house up to a height of 25 to 30 feet and now growing up the TV aerial mast. I have just checked and there is still fruit on it - it was still flowering a month ago. If you want I could send some to you.
Just the dried seeds from one will be fine Dave, I'll PM you
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,812
Reaction score
6,963
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Yes looks like a space station..... any spare seeds going?
Whilst I have eaten the contents (the fruit was smaller than a quail's egg), there is one seed kept back in the fridge, which I was going to plant once I know the best soil composition.
 

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
15,265
Reaction score
3,717
Points
113
Age
78
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
I've had a Passiflora growing up a south-facing wall for 30-odd years. Only yesterday I performed its annual cull. Necessary because every year it spreads rapidly, its tendrils find their way over next door's extension, behind their side of the fence, even trying to get into the open kitchen window.

I only trim it before a major cutback after making sure there are no butterfly pupae on the leaves, and the bees etc. have had their fill in the autumn.

Its roots travel a surprising distance around my garden. I find plants coming up in the lawn and flower beds many, many yards away. I haven't the heart to completely remove it - its flowers are quite spectacular - and I doubt anyway that I could banish it completely without major surgery on the surrounding garden.
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,812
Reaction score
6,963
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Having seen the complexity of the flowers, I'm going to try to cultivate a plant from what I have here, and might try some seeds from a supermarket fruit if I see them, though it is probably easier if I return to site and take some cuttings.

 

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 2, 2005
Messages
10,162
Reaction score
10,670
Points
113
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Top