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Passion Fruit & Other Colorful Berries and Stuff...

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by mistwalker, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Ok, as far as I personally am concerned these are edible plants, that doesn't mean it's edible by everyone...lots of food allergies out there these days.

    One plant that I like a lot, and that happens to be abundant here in the southeast Tennessee region...being the state flower and all, (plus having an entire river valley named after it)...is Passion fruit, or Passiflora Incarnata. It's known by other colloquial names, one of which is may-pops, I think because the flowers may just pop open while you are looking at the pods, which is really cool to see. The Native Americans of this area called the flowers Ocoee and named the Ocoee River Valley after them.

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    It has a distinctive tri-lobed leaf

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    This shows pretty much the entire evolution from pod to fruit

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    The pods start out really tiny and get bigger and bigger till they pop open then are pollinated and the fruit develops, and then ripens. The fruit here wasn't completely ripe but close.

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    Still lots of briers, but some of the blackberries are looking, and tasting, really good.

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    Some are looking pretty rough.

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    Some of the Queen Anne's lace is looking pretty rough too.

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    The garlic is still easy to spot.

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    Lastly, autumn olive in various stages of ripeness, even the ripest looking is still far too tannic to eat.

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  2. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    Dang Mist. Nice, Very nice shutterbugging!

    There's some great pics in there, simply astounding.

    Nice info too, I dont think we have passion fruit in my area, but the others I have seen.


    Nasty yellowjackets.... least it wasn't pics of a red wasp, I may have put my BK2 thru my 'puter screen!
     
  3. Uncle Malice

    Uncle Malice

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    May 13, 2012
    Awesome pics. What is the bigger blade in the pics?
     
  4. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    Im pretty sure its a TOPs product, looks like maybe an Armageddon
     
  5. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks man, glad you enjoyed them. I'll have to keep that in mind...red wasps generally end up in some of my posts :)


    Thanks man, and yeah, Thrillbilly nailed it, it's a TOPS Armageddon.
     
  6. Uncle Malice

    Uncle Malice

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    May 13, 2012
    Yep, that would be it. Thanks TB.
     
  7. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yep, my favorite machete :D Would love an original Rinaldi version...but really can't afford it...
     
  8. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    I have been around snakes (I dont like them but I can deal with them), various other creepy-crawlies, and have been within 20 yards of Grizzly and wolves in the wild, and within 3 feet of a wild Bison....They all may ''scare'' me but within reasonable limits, more of a logical respect and caution then a panicked fear..... but the lowly Red Wasps freak me out, I get clammy skin, dry mouth and sick to my stomach as reactions to being around them LOL


    I think it stems from childhood, I was stung over 30 times when I disturbed a wasp nest, I think I was around 4. I dont remember the incident but I guess my subconscious does.
     
  9. Dudepal

    Dudepal

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    May 3, 2012
    Beautiful pictures Mist!
     
  10. getridone

    getridone Banned BANNED

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    Dec 5, 2011
    Real nice pics. My kids love to eat autumn olives.
     
  11. JWL

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  12. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Great photos as usual, Mistwalker.
    Wish I liked passionfruit. :(
     
  13. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    I love your posts MistWalker! But geez where do you live? God's Produce Aisle?
     
  14. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    Love these threads. I wonder if there's tasty plants and things to eat here in Colorado...
     
  15. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks, yeah I do too when they get ripe...right now they still pucker the mouth :)


    Sounds pretty awesome!


    Thanks man, can't imaging me not liking passion fruit and passion fruit juice.


    Thanks man, I guess that could be one way to put it yes, or at least not far from a few of them :)


    Thanks man, I'm not at all familiar with the wild edibles of Colorado, but hard to imagine there not being wild edible things somewhere.
     
  16. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Not sure how I missed this, but awesome thread. That NIKON D3000 takes some excellent photos.
     
  17. TwinStick

    TwinStick

    Jan 21, 2011
    Fabulous pics as always. How you likin that Armageddon ? I have come close a few times to droppin the hammer on it.
     
  18. Blunt Forged Edge

    Blunt Forged Edge

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    May 15, 2012
    Cool pictures of the local flora and fauna. Thanks for sharing! Also, nice going on that BK-11CSM!
     
  19. SaturatedShadow

    SaturatedShadow

    Apr 28, 2010
    Another great thread, Mist.

    Most of our blackberries are dried up.
     
  20. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Man, I miss threads for days sometimes...it just happens. Thanks man, yeah I like the D3000 a good bit and it has paid for itself a few times over now. I'm going to pick up a D7000 and see what I can do with that.


    Thanks man, glad you enjoy the posts. I LOVE the Armageddon. I have gone through several large blades looking for the one I wanted and wish I had just gotten this one to start with.


    Thanks man, And yeah, that BK-11CSM is one of my most sentimental and favorite knives. Takes a heck of an edge!


    Thanks man. A lot of them are dried up too, pretty much all of the ones constantly in the open, but I found several that had some cover that were nice and juicy still. We have been having a lot of rain lately so hopefully more of those will be ok now.
     

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