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Fruit ripening question

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

we've already had 4" of snow.. and plenty of cold rain days.. I've piles of fruit on the vine.. but they don't seem to be turning yellow.. and falling into my hands when touched.. at most a red blush.. perhaps from the cold..
I'll be digging thr lower part and the roots up soon to overwinter them.. but I'm leaving them out to ripen the fruit some.. will this still happen.. or does it need more heat that the 50's we're getting now...
and will the fruit be damaged with the frost...I'm just interested it it for the seeds..
This is Anastasia todaywoops.. yesterday.. Happy Thanksgiving...
oh.. she has a 1/2 dozen other flowers today also... I'm amazed.. and this after 4" of snow some 3 weeks ago..

This message was edited Nov 25, 2011 2:47 AM

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Houston, PA(Zone 6a)

Gordon, I'm amazed that you still have flowers! I didn't realize you were warmer than me. My stuff has been put away for a month now. I have one fruit on my Temp. x I'm hoping will ripen. I have my greenhouse finally done but I don't have heat in it yet, so it gets down in the 20's at night, so it's in my garage and I don't think it's warm enough.
If you get any seeds from your Annie I'd like to purchase some from you.

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

Yup.. we're warmer ... right on the water... surrounding us really.. not to mention all the heat generated here..from billions of lights and steam lines in the streets... trillions of windows leaking heat... although this is only good close by them... in the big picture it doesn't mean much.. but it must help some.. it doesn't hurt... the water does help... and the coastal wind systems often come to us from the Caribbean... when they aeren't out of Labrador or Alberta....; -)
the flowers are Annie [LOL] Annie... but the fruit there is Temptation X Temptation... I'll try to send out a hunk of Annie to you.. you can give it a try... I'm building up my cool room.. about a month late.. [ and my helper called and canceled today for himself..] I'll untwine as much as I can..to bring annie in somewhere and cut you some from there on out.. although Annie is still enjoying it.. I'm enjoying seeing her about flowering.. as if I needed more help in my denial..
ToTop it off... there're taking Manhattan away from me... well... not quite all of it... Thankfully... but more than I wanted to give away... I have had it all for 22 years.. and already feel the loss

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Houston, PA(Zone 6a)

Thanks for the Annie cuttings of you can get to them!
What a gorgeous view you used to have! That really sucks!

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

HAY>>>I was moving annie inside the new cool room... and found three seed pods.... might be more... so now I leave her out as long as I can... trying to ripen them it would be less traumatic then digging it out... migh t just get a small plastic skylight for the cool room... and keep thinga a bit more alive this winter... more work. ... but it will be an earlier spring flowering...
so we'll get cuttings and seeds..and have the root ball and a few feet of vines... it doesn't stand a chance of not getting through t the spring... ..but it will be an earlier spring flowering... and it's beauty has a 1/2 dozen flowers opened again today...

Houston, PA(Zone 6a)

Are the flowers fragrant?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

The loss of your skyline is rather sad. Bummer!
Any chance you can rent the top floor on the new building?

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

mmmI was bringing Annie in anyway.. as it was getting cold... I took a seed pod from her and opened it... lovely firm shell .. and compleatly empty inside.. absolutely nothing.. no seeds or plup of any sort whatso ever.. empty and dry... real strange from what I've seen

Houston, PA(Zone 6a)

Boo Hiss that sucks!

Brooklyn, NY(Zone 7b)

Yes... Roxanne... it does....I'd thought like always get the fruit and inside the seeds...
It's going to be below 32 and snow tomorrow they say... maybe just a dusting here in the city...
but I thought it best to bring the last of a few things downstairs... I have the vines growing everywhere... inside and out of places they choose... so I have to cut a bunch away to get the root ball inside.. so I'll be sending out the cuttings that were asked for or offered... in the nearer future than sometime..
so ... there were three dozen passi frruit there [ Temptation X Temptation ] months old but green... or just blushing a bit of red .. had to bring them in.. off the dead vines... having been chopped to save the root ball.. and vines I didn't have to pull through a bunch of trellis... I know... everyone should have a particular movable trellis... but that's not in keeping with the rampant wild growth with flowers everywhere I love to see... more of a forest takeover... coups if you will... than a garden

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