Australian purple hybrid varieties, known to have a greater depth of flavour, include Misty Gem and Sweetheart.
The panama varieties include Pandora and McGuffie’s Red.
To eat fresh, cut the fruit in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds, both of which are edible. They make a great sweet snack for those of us who are constantly on the go! Scoop it on top of cereal and yoghurt or with ice cream to give your mouth a “zing”! There are many ways passionfruit can be used so check out the recipes to give you inspiration.
Passionfruit is grown commercially from northern New South Wales up the eastern seaboard to far North Queensland.
It is advisable to choose fruits that feel rather heavy for their size. Passionfruit can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks or refrigerated for up to a month. It is best to store them in plastic bags to prevent the fruit from dehydrating. The pulp freezes and stores very well. Contrary to popular belief, passionfruit does not have to be wrinkled to be considered ripe.
Delicious, passionfruit is rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
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