Passiflora, A fruit with Passion: Part I
Passion fruit is an exquisite fruit. When the fruit is ripe, I just cut it open and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon and eat it all. Some people don’t like the seeds and go to great lengths to separate them from the pulp. We really like the seeds.
There are many different varieties of the passion vine (Passiflora). The variety in the above picture is called “bounty” because it gives a bounty of fruit. We could barely contain our excitement when we finally had a ripe fruit to taste off our vine. It was deliciously tart with a hint of a floral flavor.
There is so much to learn about the gorgeous Passiflora. It comes in so many varieties. We’re growing many different kinds of our own and can’t wait to see what they turn into.
Did you know that the passion fruit acts like a sedative? We always sleep well after we scoop it onto our vanilla ice cream before bed. We’ve got lots more to share with you on this amazing plant. Check back with us for part II on the Passiflora.
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