The passion fruit vine strangling the Japanese maple tree (see Mystery Flower) is a short distance from my house. The other day, the normal, green hue of the bushy vine was dotted with orange. On closer inspection, I saw that some of the fruit that had been green, were now orange.
Here are a couple of ripe ones.
The curlicues are seeking something to grab, perhaps a branch of the Japanese maple.
I was expecting the fruit to be a tough-skinned solid, but it was surprisingly soft. It broke apart and I found this inside.
I’ve never seen anything like it. Ain’t nature grand?