Fruit – Vegetable – Tropical Fruits
Like all passion fruits, the Curuba comes from Central and South America. From archaeological findings, it is believed that the passion fruit is an ancient plant that was cultivated by the indigenous South Americans.
It is a climber like the liana and decorates pergolas and bowers. It grows outside, but for us, it only prospers as an indoor or conservatory plant. It carries leaves similar to wine foliage and long pink or wine-red blossoms. The longish fruits, which hang like bobbins on stems develop from it.
Aloft in the chilly situations of the Andes.
All the year round from Colombia and Peru.
It may be spooned out and eaten raw or used in creams, fruit sauces and drinks.
Whole ripe fruits may be stored for about 1 week in a cold area, but must not be put in the fridge. At post-maturation, they should be stord at room temperature.