recently did a cross between xcoccinea X mirabilis 'red'
All went well fortunately and now the fruits are quite ripe. It took the fruit 6-7weeks to ripen the last time I crossed this with gracilis, now is the 6th week of this xcoccinea cross, so need more experienced breeders to help me . I really dont want the bottom few pods to split before I rush the TC, (which happened last time) because I noticed the older fruits at the bottom are usually the most vigorous growers...
heres the pic, seams have appeared, but it still looks rather green right?
and heres a cool pic, with the upper few flowers of inflorescence pollinated with coccinea and lower half with xmiranda. I was told miranda was infertile...I still went ahead with the cross, just for curiosity sake...
(pic taken last week)