24 February 2013

Passionate about passionfruit

We are lucky to have two established passionfruit vines in the garden. Here is one of them:

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Have you ever seen passionfruit flowers? They are stunning:

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For ages the fruit that appeared stayed green:

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But recently they have started ripening and dropping off the vine. We'll go out each day and collect 5, 6 or 7 passionfruit! (Oh and our tomatoes are doing well too.)

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So what do I do with them?

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Slice them ...

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Scoop out the pulp ...

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And make delicious passionfruit tart and cordial. Mmmm, the taste of sunshine.

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10 comments:

  1. How jealous am I? I have the same Passion flower... I even get fruits, but I certainly can't eat them (as I'm sure you'll know). I loooove Passion Fruit, but only fresh. I discovered it when I went out to Kenya and had fresh from the tree of my brother's Mother-in-law. It doesn't taste anything like the same when I buy it from the supermarket, so I just don't anymore. I just eat it straight from the fruit. Yum! My moth is watering at the thought! lol Jude.x

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    1. How come you can't eat the ones you grow? I'm so glad we have ours as it's $28 a kg here in the shops!

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    2. They just don't ripen.... I'm told they are edible but very bitter. I get lucky sometimes when my sister-in-laws family come over; they bring fruit with them and I "get the call" that there is Passion Fruit if I want to go over to their house! 70 mile round trip, but so worth it! LOL Jude.x

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  2. Thanks for the post... makes me realize the strange vine that I couldn't identify (and as a result ripped out) was passionfruit. Maybe it'll come back?!?

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    1. Oh no!! Hopefully it will return.

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  4. Oh how lovely, I simply love passion fruit. We have a passion flower here in our UK garden, they grow like weeds, but the fruits aren't edible - they're bright orange and sort of woolly inside. The birds like them though. You've got me wondering if I could grow the edible kind.

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    1. Worth a try, right?

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  5. I"ve never eaten fresh passion fruit (only mixed in with other juices). I don't think they would win in the looks department, but from what you and the other commenters say they taste good so I would love to try them.

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    1. Definitely give them a try, they are delicious - sweet and a little tart with that sunshiney tropical taste :)

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