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When Are Passion Fruit in Season?

By Tricia Kucinski

April 30, 2024

Often the object of romantic folklore, the passion fruit is a sweet, tart, and complex berry – yes, berry! This oversized sweet treat has the citrusy burst of flavor you will love when passion fruit are in season. While they are available year-round in grocery stores with a vast fruit selection, peak seasons ensure you are enjoying them in their prime. Be on the lookout for passion fruit from February to June and August to November. Despite peak freshness, sales and pricing are a bit different:

  • Peak sales happen from May to July, and the least are sold from September to October.
  • Regardless, prices stay relatively consistent year-round.

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When is Passion Fruit Ripe?

Like all produce, there are tell-tale signs to know when passion fruit is ripe. These fruits will start out green on the vine, and develop a richer hue once ripe, ranging from purple, to reddish-brown, to gold. A ripe passion-fruit will have wrinkled, slightly dimpled skin, and will be juicy, sweet, and yellow on the inside. Another sure sign of ripeness is if your passion fruit smells fragrant!

Tips for recognizing ripe passion fruit

How to Store Passion Fruit

Passion fruit have a protective skin layer and aren’t susceptible to getting mushy like other berries. Storing them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge ensures they can last up to a month without dehydrating!

We also recommend freezing the pulp in an ice or popsicle tray for a sweet frozen snack.

How to store passion fruit

How to Eat Passion Fruit

New fruits can be intimidating, but figuring out how to eat passion fruit could not be simpler. You will want to wash your fruit, pat dry, and cut in half carefully using a serrated knife. You can transfer the flesh and seeds to a separate bowl, or eat it straight from the rind with a spoon! And yes, you sure can eat the seeds. 

Can Dogs Eat Passion Fruit?

Now the age-old question: can dogs eat passion fruit? While they are sweet and alluring to our furry pals, unfortunately they are high in sugar, and the seeds and skin contain cyanide, which could cause serious illness. They aren’t toxic to cats, but could cause intestinal distress to both dogs and cats, so it’s best to entirely avoid sharing passion fruit with our furry friends.

Info on passion fruit seasonality

Easy Passion Fruit Recipes

Try your hand at a few easy passion fruit recipes:

How to Make Passion Fruit Curd


  • 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp (about 3 – 4 passion fruits)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Combine passion fruit pulp and sugar in a saucepan and stir on medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks and lemon juice to form a smooth paste.
  3. While still warm, pour the passion fruit mixture into the egg mixture slowly, whisking continuously to temper the eggs.
  4. Return the mixture to your saucepan and add unsalted butter. As it melts, the butter will emulsify with the passion fruit. 
  5. Stir well with a spatula to prevent sticking, and stir frequently for about 10 minutes until your curd thickens.

How to Make Passion Fruit Syrup


  • 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp (about 4 passion fruit)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Add all of your ingredients to a saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Over medium low heat, cook for 5-10 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil!
  3. Once combined, strain syrup into a bottle and store in the refrigerator.

How to Make Passion Fruit Green Tea


  • 6 cups of water
  • 6 tsp. loose leaf green tea or 6 Lipton tea bags
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup lime or lemon juice
  • Honey to taste
  • 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp or 6 fresh passion fruits
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, optional


  1. Brew your green tea in one cup of water according to the package instructions
  2. In a pitcher, combine the brewed tea, lemon juice, passion fruit pulp, and thyme and honey if desired.
  3. Cool passion fruit green tea in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Tricia Kucinski

Tricia Kucinski is an author of literary fiction, and bops around the digital marketing sphere. She has written everything from the great Native American novel, to recipe blogs, under the discerning eye of her Sphynx cat, Peach.