Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sharing Passion Fruit

So ... we had some good guesses but only two of you guessed correctly ... it is a passion fruit !


I planted this passion fruit vine in our back yard a couple of years ago.
The plan was for it to grow along the fence yielding heaps of fruit for our picking.


Instead it grew up into a tree.
A very very tall tree !


It's yielding heaps of fruit, just not for the picking.
We have to wait for them to get ripe and then drop off the tree !


Which they do ...
And they are delicious !!


And one day Jill, cousin of mine, when you come to visit me in Australia,
I'm going to make you eat this fruit that looks like it threw up all over itself !
And you're going to like it !!!


Mari March 5, 2009 at 12:59 AM  

I've never had passion fruit and would not have been able to guess what it was. If I ever see any around here, I'll have to try it!

Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

I have never had passion fruit, but it does look a little gross. I am sure it tastes better than it looks. :)

Cheri March 5, 2009 at 2:06 AM  

That description makes me laugh,
I've never tried that but I bet it's good.

Kath March 5, 2009 at 2:41 AM  

Will you make Jill a Pavlova? She will be hooked on passion fruit for life, as I am!

Liz M. March 5, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

i'm sure i will! passion fruit juice is super good, why wouldn't the weird looking fruit also be tasty?! also, is there sushi involved in this prospect? 'cause then i'll for sure eat it.

Mrs. Wallace March 5, 2009 at 2:49 AM  

I'm gonna have to go with Jill on this...I love things that have passion fruit flavoring in them...but that fruit looks pretty gross!

Vikki Wright March 5, 2009 at 3:02 AM  

I would have known that was a passion fruit! We eat it all the time here in Uganda...super cheap, makes GREAT juice, and you can mix it into mango, banana and pineapple fruit salad...delicious! Thanks for praying for Regina, by the way! Bless you!

Sabba and Nanny March 5, 2009 at 4:26 AM  

Was it Passion Fruit that we ate in Spain? If so, I seem to recall it was quite tasty!

Sandra March 5, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

YAY I was right. I LOVE Passion fruit it is delicious, we ate a lot of it back in South Africa :)

Leeann March 5, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

That was wicked cool!

I am curious about the *texture* though. Do you eat the seeds? Are they soft? Like raisins? Or crunchy, like a sunflower seed? Do you eat the fruit up to the rind? Is the rind bitter?

Leeann<--- the curious and uneducated.

Bonnie March 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM  


Good questions ! You do eat the seeds, just scoop the whole thing out with a spoon and eat ! Have you ever eaten a pomegranate ? It's SORT OF like that ... except the stuff around the seeds on a passion fruit is a bit softer. The seeds are hard ... like a sunflower seed. You don't really chew them though ... just sort of swallow ! Really yummy on yoghurt or ice cream or pavlova !! I may have to make a pavlova and post it !! You do eat the fruit up to the rind and my guess is that it would be bitter but I've never tried it to see !! ha ha

Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

That is amazing that that grew right in your own backyard!!

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