Passion fruit comes in dark purple or yellow varieties. When you select passion fruit, examine it for wrinkles. The wrinkled skin indicates ripeness. Ripe passion fruit will also have a uniform colour without any green areas. If the passion fruit has not ripened completely, you can allow the ripening process to finish at home. Once the passion fruit ripens, it needs stored properly to prolong the shelf life.
Wash the passion fruit under cool running water. Dry the passion fruit completely with paper towels.
Place the passion fruit in brown paper bags. Allow the fruit to ripen.
Place the passion fruit in the refrigerator. Store the fruit in the refrigerator for best results.
Store the passion fruit for up to two weeks.
Wash the passion fruit thoroughly with cool water.
Cut the passion fruit in half. Scoop out the pulp into a bowl.
Place the pulp into ice cube trays.
Freeze the passion fruit. Remove the fruit from the ice cube trays and store the frozen fruit in a freezer container or freezer bag.
Store the frozen passion fruit for up to eight months.
Add a pinch sugar to the passion fruit when you freeze it to ensure that it retains its sweet flavour.
Never store passion fruit in warm temperatures or in direct sunlight.
Tips and warnings
- Add a pinch sugar to the passion fruit when you freeze it to ensure that it retains its sweet flavour.
- Never store passion fruit in warm temperatures or in direct sunlight.
- Passion Fruit: Consumer FAQs
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fruit of the Month Passion Fruit
- Fresh for Kids: Passion Fruit
- University of Guam: Passion Fruit
- University of Kentucky; Exotic Fruits and Vegetables; Sandra Bastin; February 2002
- Still Tasty: How Long to Keep / Best Way to Store Passion Fruit