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Red Passionfruit

I do enjoy passionfruit. Purple fruit, yellow seeds. It makes gorgeous, not to mention tasty, sauces.
Of course, I have never seen red passionfruit before. These are growing on a vine outside my house. They seem to have more seeds and less juice than the passionfruit I have encountered before. The taste is sweet, but strongly flowery. The floweriness actually complimented the coconut yogurt panna cotta I tried to make the other day (not amazing, but pretty).
Has anyone seen these before?

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  • The Missus Complains
    August 23, 2005

    I’ve seen these before, they are yummy!!

  • Raquel Pestana
    August 23, 2005

    Never see these before. In fact when I looked at the picture before reading the entry, I thought it was a dinner roll with jelly! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2005

    I’ve never seen an actual passion fruit before!

  • Winnie
    August 23, 2005

    I’ve never seen this before. They’re like inside out since it’s red inside and yellow on the outside…

  • Joe
    August 23, 2005

    Lucky you! I’ve never used one before but they look amazing!

  • Nic
    August 24, 2005

    Gosh, this is so mysterious! I am suprised that only one person seems to have seen them. Other people must have them growing in their yards and just haven’t picked the fruit yet.

  • Cee
    August 27, 2005

    How strange. They look almost like a pomegranate in colour. This page describes passiflora caerulea, which sounds almost right. If you scroll down, they describe the fruit.

  • Nic
    August 27, 2005

    Thanks, C&C!

  • Kelly
    August 28, 2005

    I love passionfruit, but I’ve never seen this kind before! I’ll have to keep an eye out now…

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  • Elaine Thomas
    April 8, 2014

    Yes. I live in central Chile, and these are growing like crazy in my backyard. I could not find about them anywhere and had been wondering if they were edible. Thank you for your post; you answered my question! The picture is exactly of what we have. Now I can quit worrying that the cat will be poisoned from fanatically eating the fallen ones from off the ground. BTW–Your coconut pana cotta looks good.

  • jess
    August 18, 2014

    I have them growing in my back garden

  • River
    September 23, 2014

    I’ve just found some and looked on the internet for information. Not a lot out there! They are stunning.
    Hoping to see what I can make with them (passionfruit and elderflower veggie jelly methinks!) but also see if I can get some to grow. I know it’s a mystery what I’ll get but worth a try! Free seeds!

  • River
    September 23, 2014

    Oh and PS. I’m from the UK, here in the South they seem to do reasonably well, just not that juicy!

  • Maureen
    September 8, 2015

    I have these growing in my garden in the UK – lots of red seeds but no juice so was wondering if they were edible too! Struggled to find a picture of them so was a little concerned. Will try them now!

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