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Passion Fruit

Passion fruit sounds exotic, but it doesn't look that way. At least at first. It grows on climbing passion flower vines in tropical regions like Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii, and from the outside, it looks small and egg-shaped, with yellow or purple skin. You might confuse it for a small lemon or plum -- until you slice it in half.

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The passion fruit got its name because priests in the 1500s thought parts of the passion flower symbolized the "passion," or suffering and death, of Jesus. The fruit, also called granadilla and maracuya, ended up with the name, too.

Passion fruit tastes sweet and tart, and it has a distinct smell often reproduced in bath products and candles. Only the pulp and seeds are OK to eat, and there are a lot of health benefits in just a few spoonfuls.

How to choose one. Look for passion fruit that has thick skin and feels heavy for its size. Many think wrinkled skin means it's ripe, but that's a myth. Wrinkled skin means it's drying out.

Aunty Lilikoi Products is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Melissa McFerrin Warrack and James Warrack. Located in historic Waimea Town on the island of Kauai, Aunty Lilikoi specializes in manufacturing and selling a line of desserts and condiment items, such as jellies, mustards, butters, syrups, dressings and sauces made with passion fruit.

This age defying eye serum, powered by retinol and antioxidant passion fruit, helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness, while protecting and soothing the delicate eye area, for youthful-looking eyes.

In the evening, apply Passionfruit & Retinol Ageless Eye Serum around the eyes, including under the eye and over the brow bone (orbital bone), avoiding the lash line and directly on the eyelid. Apply SPF in the morning. Work your way up to results. Start off with 1x to 2x a week and build to everyday use. If irritation occurs, reduce frequency, or discontinue use.

Valrhona introduces Inspiration, the first-ever range of fruit and nut couvertures.This innovative new couverture is created entirely with natural ingredients for vibrant colors and flavors, and naturally non-dairy.250g - 8.8oz

Ethically traded ingredients, sulfate-free and clean. Our EveryDay Shea Passion Fruit Body Wash is handcrafted with neem and passion fruit extracts and fair trade and unrefined shea butter from our cooperatives in West Africa to gently cleanse away pollutants while nourishing and protecting your skin. For daily cleansing. Suitable for normal to very dry skin.

I'm not a big fan of vodka, or even seltzers- there are very few that I enjoy or am even willing to drink. However, I am a big fan of June Shine so wanted to try these in the variety pack. They are so refreshing and light, I have now come back to order a 12 pack! I love that they are not too sweet, do not contain artificial sweeteners, and the fruit juice tastes fresh, not fake. Honestly, it is probably a good thing that these are only available online in my area because it does help with self control...

Our JuneShine Spirits are fresh canned cocktails made with real fruit and spices, no added sugar (except Vodka Mule), sparkling water, and 2 shots of premium alcohol per can. No sugary syrups, preservatives, additives, or coloring.

Passion fruit is an evergreen, flowering vine from Brazil that climbs by tendrils (Fig. 1). Its height and spread varies depending on the structure it climbs on. The flower is a nice purple and white and generally reaches a width of 3 to 5 inches. Each unique flower lasts about one day, appearing in the summer and early fall. The showy fruit grows 2 to 3 inches long and is edible and often used in juices. It is quite tasty and is occasionally served fresh. The evergreen leaves are deeply cut into three lobes with entire margins.

Passion fruit is moderately drought tolerant and can be grown in different soils. This plant does require a position in the landscape that receives full sun for best flowering and fruit production. Passiflora alatocaerulea is widely planted and forms no fruit. There are many other exotic or introduced Passiflora species grown in tropical climates.

Passion Fruit Cocktail Syrup will have you breathing in the alluring tropical scent of the Passion Fruit Syrup while enjoying its rich fruity flavor. A perfect cocktail syrup to liven up your hot or iced tea, mocktails, or cocktails.

This syrup can be used in margaritas, daiquiris, tropical, and tiki cocktails. The purple passion fruit plant originated in subtropical South America and is native to an area that stretches from southern Brazil to northern Argentina (Morton). Though the origin of the yellow passion fruit is unclear, it is believed to have also originated in Amazonian Brazil. Though neither variety was well recorded before the arrival of Europeans, the fruits are nonetheless believed to have been a part of the native diet.

Since the 19th century, the purple passion fruit has been disseminated throughout the world as has become an important commercial crop in countries as diverse as Australia, Hawaii, South Africa, and Israel. Additionally, the passion fruit vine has also become native and grows in the wild in places such as Hawaii and India. The purple passion fruit has since become a popular fruit in the continental United States as well and is grown in warmer climates such as Florida.

About the Bar: When the seeds of passion fruit first came to Hawaii from Australia in 1880, they were planted in the East Maui district of Liliko'i and the name stuck. Inside, the fruit is filled with an aromatic mass of juicy pulp and edible seeds. The juice, with its distinct tangy flavor, is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine, used to make sauce, candy, ice cream, tea, or in cocktails and shave ice.

Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio is the talented local artist behind the cover illustration. Also part of Flavors of Hawaii are the Banana (Mai'a) & Coconut (Haupia) bars.Details: 50% dark milk chocolate. Ingredients: cacao, organic cane sugar, organic whole milk powder, passion fruit powder, cocoa butter. 2.1oz (60g) bar. Contains milk. For maximum flavor, store and eat chocolate at 65-70 F.

Passion fruit is widely grown and valued throughout the tropics and subtropics. Most Passifloras are vines which can climb to 20 or 30 feet. The fruit varies in color from purple to yellow-orange and in shape from an egg to a tennis ball. Inside its quarter-inch protective rind are numerous small seeds covered by a juicy aromatic, sweet-acidic pulp. The sweeter species are esteemed as a fresh fruit. The seeds are consumed with the pulp. The fruit is more commonly made into juice and often blended with other juices such as orange. The fruit also is used to make excellent ice creams, sherbets, jellies, and pies. The downside of the passion fruit is that most esteemed species are very frost tender. The best adapted to California of the tropical species, the purple granadilla (P. edulis), is prone to soil diseases. However, there is a yellow form which, though not as sweet, is not subject to these diseases. More importantly, the yellow form can be hybridized with the purple or used as a root stock. Marketwise, the United States can not compete in the production of passion fruit juice, and a demand for the fresh fruit has not been established except for a very limited gourmet business.

P. edulis bears 2 to 3 inch spherical to ellipsoidal fruits. The fruits have a tough rind with a white pith adhering to the inside surface, about .3 inches in total thickness, and wrinkled when ripe. Inside is the edible portion consisting of many small black seeds on which adheres a juicy orange colored pulp. The flavor is highly fragrant, sub-acid to acid.

Yellow and purple passion fruit flowers are perfect but self sterile and require insects to achieve fruit set. Flowers of the purple are self-compatible. They blossom in the spring and early summer. Pollen of the yellow will pollinate the purple, but not vice versa. The fruit of both ripen in 7 to 8 weeks.

Although there are many passiflora species that bear excellent fruit, the edulis is the only species that is sufficiently cold hardy to be grown outside of the banana belts in the milder areas of California. More cold hardy species do exist, but the fruit is not generally preferred to the edulis. Included here is a summary of the characteristics of the more important species:

Passion fruit grow best in fast draining soils (sandy loam) with a pH 6.5 to 7. Drainage is particularly important for the purple subspecies since it is susceptible to soil diseases. Since the roots of plants are shallow, planting in raised beds can help provide the necessary drainage. The plants benefit from mulching.

Passion fruit require a lot of water, particularly inland. However, careful attention must be paid to watering since overwatering can help further detrimental diseases and underwatering can leave the shallow roots too dry.

Since the passion vines are vigorous growers, pruning is necessary to keep the plants to a desirable size, to remove tangles, and to remove deadwood. The plants are vigorous and can be pruned anytime; however, pruning just before spring flush is preferred.

The purple passion fruit is subject to fusarium wilt, nematode attack, and crown rot and, therefore, may require replanting every 3 to 4 years. Planting on mounds or ridges is recommended for better drainage. Fungicide sometimes is used on the crown in wet season. The yellow form is resistant to wilt and nematodes and, therefore, is occasionally used as a rootstock for the purple; however, both are subject to Phytophthora cinnamoni. Other possible rootstocks worthy of trial for California are P. caerulea and P. coccinea. Snails will strip leaves if not controlled, and thrips can be a problem on seedlings.

An easy method of propagation and one that will preserve characteristics of the parent is by rooted cuttings. Misting or enclosing in a humid atmosphere (a plastic bag enclosing a pot will do for an occasional rooting) improves the success rate. Grafting is also used to propagate purple passion fruit on disease resistant rootstock (P. flavicarpa). 041b061a72


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