Passion fruit brown specks


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Hello! New here and new to gardening. Planted a small passion fruit plant in June of this year and it has grown quite a bit since then. It recently began flowering (over 20 blooms so far) and has set just a couple of fruit. I’ve noticed brown specks on the fruit and am wondering if I should be concerned about any sort of disease or fungus. The plant itself has no spots and seems overall quite healthy despite being eaten by caterpillars.

Is this a problem or nothing to worry about? Thanks in advance!

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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

At most, those spots are only very incidental cosmetic damage. I doubt it will affect fruit quality at all. Actually, if all the fruit on the plant look like this, it might even be a normal, purplish, mottled pattern. Do you know which cultivar this is?
 
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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

At most, those spots are only very incidental cosmetic damage. I doubt it will affect fruit quality at all. Actually, if all the fruit on the plant look like this, it might even be a normal, purplish, mottled pattern. Do you know which cultivar this is?
Thank you for your reply and welcome!

I am glad to hear it is probably just cosmetic. I was told it is a purple possum. The only other fruit (so far, hopefully!), upon closer inspection, does seem to also have these spots, though not as pronounced.
 
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Passiflora edulis 'Possum Purple has a deep purple exocarp (fruit skin). Those purple spots are likely the beginning of the fruit's normal pigment development.
 
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