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Passion fruit

Passion fruit has a round shape. The skin is leathery, purple and inedible. The yellow jelly-like pulp with black edible seeds has a tangy flavour. Passion fruits can differ in size.
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Passion fruits belong to the Passiflora family and grow on climbing plants. This family also includes other exotic fruits such as granadillas, curubas and maracujas.

Passion fruits have a leathery purple skin that isn't meant to be eaten. Its gelatinous yellow flesh contains edible black seeds. It has a refreshing sweet & sour taste. The riper the fruit, the sweeter its taste.

A wrinkled passion fruit isn't overripe, but in fact, a wrinkled passion fruit is sweeter than a fruit with a smooth skin. The fruit can be eaten in either stage.

Colombia is our main passion fruit supplier. Our supplier in Colombia has a total of 107 hectares of land across 7 areas, on which he cultivates crops including passion fruit. The plots are all located between 1,700 and 2,100 metres above sea level, in the Andes Mountains in Colombia's "coffee region". This region is known for its exceptionally fertile volcanic soil and many hours of sun.

It takes 10 to 12 months for a seed to grow into a full passion fruit vine that is ready to be harvested for the first time. The plant has a life cycle of around 2 to 4 years and produces passion fruit year-round. It takes around 12 weeks from flower to fruit. The fruit is harvested at the time that its colour begins to change from green to purple

The ideal teperature of Passion fruit

Storage advice

Passion fruit is kept at 10 degrees Celsius in storage and during transport. At home passion fruit needs to be kept in the fridge.
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Growing and harvesting

It takes 10 to 12 months for a seed to grow into a full passion fruit
vine that is ready to be harvested for the first time. The plant has
a life cycle of around 2 to 4 years and produces passion fruit yearround. It takes around 12 weeks from flower to fruit. The fruit is
harvested at the time that its colour begins to change from green
to purple. In the warehouse each passion fruit is sorted according
to quality and size. The fruit is then packed into 2kg bulk boxes. The
plastic bag ensures a controlled atmosphere which extends the shelf
life. After packing, the passion fruit is transported to the Netherlands
by ship.

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