Passion Fruit

Seasonality of Passion Fruit:

  • Passion fruit is available year-round, with peak seasons being February to June and August to November.

Health Benefits of Passion Fruit:

  • Passion fruit are high in fiber and Vitamin A.
  • They also contain Vitamin C, iron, copper, lycopene and potassium

How to Select Passion Fruit:

  • Store unripe passion fruit at room temperature until skin is wrinkly.
  • Ripe passion fruit can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to Store Passion Fruit:

  • Choose passion fruit that are large and heavy for their size.
  • If the skin is wrinkled, that means the passion fruit is ripe!

How to Prepare Passion Fruit:

  • Wash passion fruit and cut in half. Scoop out the jelly-like pulp to be eaten as is or used in juice, smoothies or dressings.

Fun Facts About Passion Fruit:

  • Passion Fruit got its name from Spanish missionaries who saw the plant’s distinctly shaped flower as a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion. They carried the symbolic plant back to Europe and its popularity spread throughout the world.
  • The passion fruit originated in South America but is now grown in different tropical and subtropical countries around the world.
  • Passion fruits are produced by fast-growing vines that can grow as much as 20 feet in one year. However, it is also short-lived and can only survive a maximum of seven years.

4 comments on “Passion Fruit

  1. Hi, Sonia! First, there are two kinds of passionfruit vines. Fruiting and non-fruiting or “Ornamental.” Are you sure yours is a fruiting one?

    Then there are weather conditions. Do you have a vine that is suited to your area?

    Also, it sometimes takes a couple years before even the fruiting ones get down to business and really start producing. They take a lot of water, and a lot of plant food to thrive.

  2. Hi! I accidentally cut my passion fruit too early (not ripe enough), can I store it in the fridge to speed up the ripening process even though I already cut it open?

    • Hi Dominique,

      Storing passionfruit in the fridge will slow down the ripening process. Uncut passionfruit will riped on the counter, but you won’t be able to speed up the ripening process after it has been cut.

      – Amber

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