Passion fruit comes in shades of pale-pink, red and lavender. Inside, the fruit has intensely aromatic yellow-green pulp wrapped around crisp seeds. The passion fruit wrinkles as it ripens.
Use a sharp knife to cut fruit in half lengthwise. Scoop out the contents.
Eat fresh or strain pulp and seeds through a strainer or cheesecloth for juice.
Passion fruit nicely tops ice cream and yogurt in all its forms: frozen, plain, flavored or Greek. It can add a luscious taste to sauces, souffles, desserts and juices. Its juice adds an exotic flair to papayas and apples.
Passion fruit grown in Florida are generally larger with a softer skin.
Taste: Rich and luscious taste that's refreshing with a slight sweet and sour floral flavor.
Selection: Choose fruit that is heavy for its size.
Ripening: Wrinkled fruit is ready to eat.
Ethylene Production and Sensitivity: High
Shelf Life: 14 days
Brooks Availability: Mostly year-round
Brooks Origin: South Florida
Storage: 42? - 50?F
Humidity: 85% - 95%