Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Black passionfruit and flower

Black passionfruit and flower

The flower of black passionfruit (top) is about 5 centimetres wide, and has a distinctive crown of white-tipped filaments with purple bases between the petals and the anthers. Black passionfruit (bottom) are spherical or egg-shaped with a thick purple rind when ripe. Their edible interior consists of dozens of black seeds in a juicy orange pulp. The fruit are high in vitamin C and have a sweet tangy flavour. They are eaten fresh or processed for juice.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Tamarillos, passionfruit and feijoas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16017/black-passionfruit-and-flower (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008