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Oct 15, 2007 08:50 PM

Passion Fruit

Has anyone seen fresh (NOT frozen, or canned, or bottled) passion fruit anywhere in the Bay Area? No, AVP doesn't have them. When I lived on the East Coast, I used to get them at Whole Paycheck, but I've yet to find them for sale out here. Torani Passion Fruit syrup only goes so far.

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  1. I have definitely seen passionfruit/lilikoi at Berkeley Bowl from time to time...

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    1. re: fqalzai

      I have also seen them at Berkeley Bowl, and I think I've seen them once or twice at Safeway (Potrero Center - 16th and Potrero). However, most passion fruit I've seen at big supermarket chains (both here and in New England) have been very small and expensive.

    2. And of course, Monterey Market. However, I don't think I have seen them recently. I don't know when the season is.

      1. I am pretty sure I saw some at Rainbow last week...

        1. You can often find them (from New Zealand)--for $4 each, believe it or not--at the yuppie grocery store in San Mateo--I think it's a Draegers.

          I planted a vine that I bought from the Alemany Farmers Market in June in a pot on my balcony--it's already got a few fruits on it; that's my plan.

          1. They're often at Berkeley Bowl. I bought a few when I was there two weeks ago.