New fruit! the granadilla or the Passiflora Lingularis which is a type of passionfruit, or in the same family as the passion fruit? one of those things!
I have seen them in the fruit store before, but they are always rather expensive. So, when i saw them on sale for $1 i grabbed one up right away and was super excited! I have only ever had a passion fruit (a purple passion fruit) once and it was really yummy! Passion fruit is not a common flavour up here in the cold north.
This fruit is so pretty too! It has a lovely hard orange outer shell with little spots. It is larger than the purple passion fruits that i have seen, a bit bigger than fist size maybe? (but i might have small fists) Wikipedia says: "The fruit is between 6.5 and 8 cm long and between 5.1 and 7 cm in diameter." (that is abut 2.5 to 3 inches long and 2 to 2.75 inches in diameter).
After cutting it open it looked like this:
Lots of little edible black seeds covered in a sweet translucent flesh. I do not know how to describe the flavour, but it tasted yum! I do remember that it tasted somewhat different than the purple passion fruit that I had before, but the flavour was similar. It was very sweet and fruity! And the seeds were crunchy and not at all bitter or unpleasant. I know some people will eat pomegranate seeds along with the fruit around them, but i do not like that at all.
I pulled out the seeds into a bowl so that i could eat them while watching some tv and it reviled a pleasant surprise!
The inside was covered in tiny little tentacles! Like some sort of strange sea anemone or something! Fruit anemone! Fun stuff!