Monday, June 13, 2011

Granada China

Was over at a neighbors yesterday and he showed me a vine with fruit he simply called Granada (pomegranate). The fruit was very green like in the first foto and evidently not ripe. This fruit never gets real sweet but is very acidic before it turn yellow. It is in the passion flower/fruit family but a distant cousin.

The bottom foto is often called granada or maracuyá dulce but looks a little different than the one we have. This leaves me confused and still investigating. I'll keep an eye on the fruit as it matures.

Granada China

passiflora edulis

passiflora ligularis


Anonymous said...

I think passion flower vines grow wild from the NWT to Tierra del Fuego. If left to mature most turn dark and become sweet. Goya sells the pulp frozen. You can use the frozen pulp or the more rare licor de maracuya to make pastel de maracuya. There are many. Most recipes make a cheesecake or custard style postre, but Sanborn's does a seasonal (though usually frozen) pastel de maracucha that's a layered cake and very delicate and delicious.


Steve Cotton said...

Keep me posted. I have some, as well.

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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