Consumer Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when passionfruit are ripe and ready to eat?

Passionfruit are not actually picked from the vine - they fall to the ground when they are ready they are ready to be harvested. They are an even dark purple in colour and can be eaten or used in a variety of recipes at this stage, but they are at their sweetest if they are left to wrinkle! 

Simply cut the fruit lengthwise and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.

 

How do I store passionfruit at home and how long will they keep?

Passionfruit are best kept chilled in a refrigerator. They will keep for about two weeks if kept in this manner. Do not keep them in a warm temperature or in direct sunlight as this will hasten ripening.

 

Can I freeze passionfruit?

Yes. Passionfruit freeze extremely well. Simply scoop the fruit into a bowl, add a little sugar and freeze in ice cube trays. Put into air tight plastic bags when frozen.

 

Can I eat passionfruit raw?

Yes, especially if the fruit is wrinkly.

Just scoop out the fruit and discard the thick skin which is inedible.

 

What sort of recipes can passionfruit be used in?

Passionfruit can be used in many different recipes - savory and sweet. For example, add the fruit of one passionfruit to butter icing to give a delightfully different taste to a sweet cake filling. Adding the fruit of just one passionfruit to fruit salad gives a refreshing and unusual flavour.

For more great passionfruit recipes, click here!

 

Which vitamins do passionfruit contain?

Passionfruit contains Vitamins C, E and some B's and are a good source of potassium

 

When are passionfruit most plentiful?

Passionfruit normally appear in the supermarkets from late January.

They are at their peak in April and there are limited supplies until at least July.