Lilikoi Box (Pre Order)
Passiflora edilus var. flavicarpa is also known as Lillikoi, but most commonly it is referred to as Yellow Passion Fruit. The Yellow Passion Fruit is native to Brazil and is grown in tropical and subtropical regions.
Right here in Miami and throughout south Florida we personally grow and source three of the most wonderful varieties of Passiflora, the Yellow (flavicarpa), Purple (edilus), and the sweet Granadilla (ligularis).
Similar to the Purple Passion Fruit, the Lilikoi, grows on a sprawling evergreen vine. Lilikoi fruits are large for passion fruit, very fragrant and the ripe fruit is bright yellow in color with light green spots.
Lilikoi is absolutely loaded with vitamin C. It also contains an array of other vitamins and nutrients such as carotene, vitamin A, and essential amino acids.
The center of the fruit is filled with a thick, yellow-orange colored, juicy seed-filled pulp. The pulp is most often eaten by the spoonful, along with the soft seeds, which are completely edible. The fruit presents an explosion of tropical flavors. The pulp is both sweet and sour, though balanced and distinct.
The fruit will arrive pristine, rounded and firm. Allow the fruit to ripen at room temperature as refrigerating unripe fruit may suspend the natural ripening process.
The fruit becomes sweeter and more flavorful once fully ripe. The best time to eat the fruit is once the outer skin has become a bit wrinkled and shriveled. For those who prefer the strong tart flavor, waiting will not be necessary.
Ripe fruit can be stored at room temperature for a week, or it may be refrigerated for several weeks. Passion fruit pulp of all kinds may be frozen for long term use.
Lilikoi is an excellent addition to a wide variety of dishes, recipes and especially drinks. So enjoy the best of the tropics with our delicious Yellow Passion Fruit!
Why Our Fruits Are the Best:
Our fruits are allowed to grow on the trees further into the growing season to allow proper fruit development for optimal flavor, vitamin and nutrient content. Our fruits are picked from our own rare tropical fruit trees, from the trees of our local partners, collectors, and sourced internationally from sustainable organic niche farmers. Follow us on Instagram @Fruitpeople_com
Pre-Orders will ship in the order they are received, as soon as the fruit is in season and ready to be picked.
- Small Box contains approximately 3-5 pounds of fruit
- Medium Box contains approximately 8-10 pounds of fruit
- Large Box contains approximately 14-16 pounds of fruit
Box weight and amounts vary depending on fruit type, volume and density. All boxes are shipped with sustainably produced biodegradable packing material instead of Styrofoam or bubble wrap. See our Shipping Guide for more information pertaining to our shipping schedule.
Please be mindful of estimated delivery times for orders, as prolonged package exposure to outdoor weather conditions, such as snow or extreme heat, will affect perishable produce.
All boxes are assembled and shipped starting on Monday of the week following your purchase. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order to be shipped for any product which is in season. Pre-Orders will ship the following season for each respective fruit type, see details below.
When one of our fruits is not currently in season, or has sold out, we highly recommend placing Pre-Orders. Placing a Pre-Order of our rare and premium tropical fruits reserves your Box for the following season. When supply is low and demand is high, Pre-Orders are shipped first. Pre-Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received for each type of fruit. Your Pre-Order is shipped as soon as the fruits are in season and ready to be picked. Some fruits have only one season per year, others have multiple seasons. Please refer to our Fruit Seasons Guide for more information. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious and sensational fruits!