Tangy, creamy, tart with a lingering sweetness. Aaah, passion fruit!

Like bright Easter eggs, passion fruit randomly decorate my yard.

There are two types of fruit, the purple and the yellow. People say purple is sweeter, but in a blind taste test I couldn't tell the difference. I just like the contrasting colors!

Craving a regular supply, a few years ago I started growing lilikoi. It's a vine, and I thought how great that would be to help me conceal some of my cinderblock decorating, add shade, and produce my favorite fruit.


It's important to know something about lilikoi before you grow it–its big. The vines are huge and think nothing of swallowing whole trees.

I'm looking up from below one of my trees swallowed by lilikoi. Yikes!

So, if you grow lilikoi you better have a biiiiig fence, and watch out or they'll engulf your house. Periodic maintenance with a machete is highly recommended.

As if they weren't tasty enough and beautiful enough, right now they're covered with these:

lilikoi blossoms let it all hang out for pollinators.

Next blog I'll share the arduous process of getting the juice out of the fruit and making something with it.

What's YOUR favorite seasonal fruit?


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