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Here Come the Passionfruits!

Anybody who's ever had a passionfruit vine in their backyard will tell you just how high the yield can be. And it's not just an issue for amateur growers: Passionfruit Australia has reported an exceptionally high ammount of crop from growers accross the country, even calling on supermarket owners to slash prices least they become overwhelmed.

Nobody wants to see perfectly good food go to waste. I like passionfruit as much as the next guy, but looking back on my family's old passionfruit vine, people might really have to rally around the fruit in order to meet supply. I have some ideas.

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Eat Them

Ideally, sure, let's gorge ourselved on p fruit! The weather isn't exactly tropicalright now, but maybe it will set the mood. You can put them in a pavlova, you could make jam or curd, brownies, cheescakes, etc. From there, why not get experimental. Does apricot chicken work if you substitute the aprciots for passionfruit? Does passionfruit taste good with spicy foods? You'll have lots of room to experiement.

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Gift Them

Can't get through them yourself? Give them to a friend! Say it's because you're passionate about them, and they'll have to admit it's a good line.

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Wear Them

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We wear the skin of animals, so why not make leather from the skin of a fruit? I have no tanning experience, but in our increasingly vegan world there must be some solution. Pineapple fibre is particularly useful for a range of textiles - and since they're both fun island fruits, I have to assume passionfruit and pineapple have some things in common. You might even be able to DIY it; the way I see it, half a passionfruit is about the size of a small baby shoe. Can every passionfruit clothe one baby? It's worth investigating - and totally waste free!

 

Play With Them

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Ignore what your Mum told you as a kid, playing with your food might be called for as a last resort. Passionfruits are the perfect shape for juggling. Also, when I was in the scouts I heard of a camp where they had so many lettuce left over they played cricket with them. I've never played squash before, but maybe you could play it with a passionfruit.

Whatever you decide, get to it!

 

By Rob Lawry

Passion Fruits on dish photo courtesy of Pixabay.