2264. Passionfruit

You see that tall wire-netting fence at the front of that house just across the road? It would be absolutely perfect for growing passionfruit. I don’t know why they haven’t planted passionfruit there. What is more, it would give the front lawn of their house some privacy.

Not only can I see the fence from my window, but I have to walk passed it every day on the way to work. Every time I pass I think why hasn’t anyone planted passionfruit to grow up it? I work at a supermarket, and you know the price of passionfruit these days? If they planted passionfruit to grow up their fence it would save a lot of money.

Some people have no imagination. To think of all the starving people in the world. Who wouldn’t like a passionfruit as a treat occasionally? The owners of this netting fence are so blind. They only think of themselves.

I’ve just had this thought. I KNOW WHY THEY HAVEN’T PLANTED PASSIONFRUIT. BECAUSE PEOPLE PASSING BY WOULD STEAL IT. THE MORALS OF THE MODERN WORLD ARE INEXCUSABLE. Boys on their bicycles would ride passed and pinch a passionfruit. It’s disgusting. No wonder there are so many people starving in the world today. It would simply be a temptation and opportunity for thieves.

I’ve a good mind to pull their fence down before they do something silly with it.

20 thoughts on “2264. Passionfruit

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Isn’t it funny how different of climate etc and it’s so easy to presume that everyone knows and does the same! I grew up with passionfruit, feijoas, tamarillos, and what are now called kiwis but we called them Chinese gooseberries until they were rebranded.

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  1. Herb

    Perhaps your neighbor is trying to get you to want to tear down the fence and has purposely withheld the passionfruit from you. Then when you damage his fence he can sue you and take over your mansion and make you live in his little hovel. Without a fence to grow passionfruit on.

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  2. Yvonne

    Well, that went downhill rather rapidly.

    It has been decades since I have been able to liberate a tamarillo from a neighbour’s tree! I miss them. Kiwi fruit costs an arm and a leg these days, likewise passionfruit.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Cluck cluck! No, passionfruit doesn’t taste like chicken! It has lots of seeds (a bit smaller than an apple pip) mixed up with the pulp – so you eat that too but don’t chew them, just swallow them! The taste verges on the slightly tart – I suppose the nearest taste could be something like a guava.

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  3. Andrea Stephenson

    In my first rented house with my wife, there was passionfruit growing along the wall between the back yards – we got the flowers but I don’t actually remember getting a fruit. There is a yard here just along the way with a profuse passionflower plant, but again I haven’t seen any fruits to steal – I’ll have to pay closer attention…

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