A round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced. Passion fruit have a very aromatic smell. They are extremely high in beta-carotene, potassium and dietary fiber. They have a unique tart and sweet taste.
California (San Jose, Monterey Bay, San Francisco); Native to Brazil and South America as well as Australia and South Africa; Florida (Tampa Bay/S. Florida area).
Handling and Storage
Avoid very soft passion fruit, it means they are overripe. Minor cuts and spots on the skin are common and will not detract from the fruit. At home store on the counter for one to two days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. To eat: wash the fruit in cold water and pat dry. Then cut the fruit lengthwise in two equal halves. Scoop out the juicy pulp with a spoon (seeds, too!). Discard the tough shell.
Purple Grenadilla; Marajuca