I come from places where passion fruits are known to be black crinkly ping-pongs. So when I was first told that this yellow gargantua with immaculate smooth skin, maracuya, is passion fruit, of course my reaction was skepticism.
Colombian passion fruits not only look more ‘attractive’ than the Australian ones, but also are bigger, at least double the size. This seems to be the on-going trend with most things found in this country.
Normally the internationally more commonly found passion fruit is as big as a lime. Here you can see that it’s MUCH bigger than a lime. The South American native has a thicker skin than its smaller brother. Though the respective pulp looks about the same, the yellow one’s tends to be more sour but milder in flavor.
It’s not hard to find either. A basic fruit here, it’s a key item at any fruit vendors. Also a standard ingredient in many desserts like cheesecake and ice-cream.