Last week I wrote about Passion Fruit. A lot of you had questions about this tasty, interesting and fun fruit. I wanted to play this newsletter one more time for those of you who missed it just to make sure that all your questions were answered (for example: these Passion Fruits will be ripe when the skin is slightly shriveled.) You'll find Passion Fruit in all of our Organic and Harvest Flyer Crates this week. Please feel free to call us with any questions about this or any fruit as we are here to please: 650-246-1200 or 1-877-Fruit-Me.
John Koman at White Dove Farm grows his one and a-half acres of passion fruit vines across an old lemon orchard. The trees act as a natural trellis. His fruits are always beautiful in their purple way. If you haven't seen them, they are a bit odd-looking - you might even wonder if they are tiny versions of the pods in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," but don't fear - they are just fruits and wonderful ones at that. Passion Fruit is a fragrant fruit and is best eaten when cut open and scooped out. They are ripe when the skin looks a bit shriveled. Passion fruits are rich in Vitamins A and C and are a good source of potassium and iron. The seeds are high in fiber as well. (Although to be super honest I'm fond of the juice in the fruit but not really the seeds themselves, though they are edible.) Check out our video profile of John's farm here.
Our fruit mixes change by region as we work with local growers in different areas of the United States. Our pear and apple varieties are changing now every week as new varieties are coming up to harvest. I highly recommend that you try those "brown apples" - which are not apples, but Asian Apple Pears. There are multiple varieties of Asian Apple Pears that we include right now and they all taste different. Please check out our website and click on your region to see the mix in your crates and what each fruit is.
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