February - September
The majority of our passionfruit is the standard 'purple' passionfruit most of us know and love, however we're really excited to be growing some other interesting species that are not as easy to come by in NZ. We hope to be able to share some of the following with you as our supply increases:
Most passionfruit is best eaten after the skin has wrinkled. It may not look its best, but that is when passionfruit is at its sweetest! Cut in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon to enjoy a delicious tropical treat. Passionfruit is fabulous over fruit salad, muesli, yoghurt or ice cream. Add it to smoothies or baking, or try your hand at some delicious passionfruit condiments.
Passionfruit are high in vitamin C and A, as well as being rich in fibre and antioxidants. Their magnesium content is reported to have a calming effect, helping with both sleep and anxiety.
If left out at room temperature to ripen, passionfruit will wrinkle and sweeten up within a few days (in summer - in winter it might take a week or two). Passionfruit store well for a few weeks in the fridge, just get them out a few days before you want to eat them. You can freeze them whole, or scoop out the pulp and freeze it in ice cube trays or small packs ready for when you need it.