All About Passion Fruit

You never forget your first passion fruit. Passion fruits are oval shaped orbs about the size of a plum with a smooth, thick reddish purple skin (even though they’re at their most delicious when ripe and wrinkly). Similar to a pomegranate, inside the passion fruit are hundreds of edible black seeds surrounded in a golden, jellylike juice.

Passion fruit has a tropical flavor that tastes sweet and tart with a mild crunchy texture from the edible seeds. The rind of the passion fruit has a thick layer of inedible pith. Passion fruit are easy to eat right out of the peel, or by using the juicy seeds in all kinds of recipes.

What is Passion Fruit

Growing on a vining plant called Passiflora edulis, passion fruit grows nearly year-round in many places throughout the world. However, it can be difficult to find good quality passion fruit (and that’s why we’re here!).

Passion fruit is believed to be native to South America, primarily Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Today, passion fruit is cultivated globally, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and in countries with subtropical climates.

Passion fruit is eaten raw or used in many sweet and savory recipes for food and drink. And bonus! Whether you spell it passion fruit or passion fruit (or even passion-fruit), you’re right.

Where Does Passion Fruit Grow

Passion fruit is believed to be native to South America, primarily Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Today, passion fruit is cultivated globally, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and in countries with subtropical climates.

When Is Passion Fruit In Season

While passion fruit grows nearly year-round in some places throughout the world, summer is considered to be prime time for passion fruit. Passion fruit in season from summer through early winter.

Is Passion Fruit Organic

Whether a passion fruit is certified organic or not will depend on the farm where it was grown. At FruitStand, we partner only with the best family farms for exceptional quality of produce. When each harvest is available, we will tell you when the fruit is considered organic or conventional.