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I have had this Hoya (don't know what sort) for about 8 years it has flowered every year and just gets bigger and bigger, this year there is a fruit on it, this fruit is about  one and a half inches in length very green and looks like a pepper. I had no idea that this plant would produce fruit. What do I do with the fruit, has anyone else had this happen.

Patricia

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,667

    No, I've never seen mine even think about producing a fruit.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • It might be more like a seed pod, perhaps. I wouldn't eat it, but I would look out for it ripening, and collecting the seed. How lucky! I hope the seeds germinate for you.

  • I will report back if the fruit does ripen, I wonder if it will change colour.

    Thank you for replying

  • No bother. I am currently watching seed pods on an oleander, waiting for them to ripen, so we are in the same boat. image

  • Sounds like a seed pot. We have been growing hoyas for over 20 yrs and they do not fruit. You can grow them with the seeds once it splits open, however; it is much easier to propagate with a cutting.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,667

    Just me being a boring old fart here - a seed pod is a fruit.

    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/pod

    Though a fruit is not necesarily a seed pod.

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,667

    Sorry, not directed at you Jo. Just me being pansyfaced.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • You are correct, pansy, I suppose I was thinking more of fruits that you grow to eat as fruit, and those that are largely vessels for seeds. Apologies for my imprecision, I shall try not to do it again. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,667

    I usually leave the pedantry to Hostafan. He keeps the standards up. I don't know what came over me.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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