The other day I was introduced to passionfruit.
I came across a heap of yellow ones that had fallen from the vine following a cold snap. They were just laying next to the sidewalk, and the vine was evidently on public property, so I picked a bagful and headed home. Now I thought this was exciting, because 1) I love to harvest and experience wild foods, and 2) to a newcomer from northern North America, I find “exotic” tropical fruits fascinating.
So I took them home, discovered that they are full of seeds and not suitable for eating directly, and learned that the seeds can be separated out using a blender.
The fruit has to be yellowy-brown and almost rotten looking before it is ripe. The ones I had that were ripe, were delicious. The others were pretty tart. In any case, I got a nice amount of juice from them.