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Mystery Fruit - do you know what it is?

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ddelicious Sep 23, 2009 07:06 AM

Received a big basket of fruit on the weekend, including one we couldn't identify. It is orange, about the size of a small pear with a long thin stem and a round ball. The skin is hard and smooth and fruit feels kind of hollow. When you cut it the inside is a mass of gelatinous grey seeds, very goopy.

Any ideas?

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    Nyleve RE: ddelicious Sep 23, 2009 07:08 AM

    Guava? Does it have an intense floral tropical aroma (and taste, for that matter)? You generally use only the seedy gelatinous part - add to fruit salads or yogurt, for example. A little goes a long way.

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      ddelicious RE: Nyleve Sep 23, 2009 07:52 AM

      The flavour was quite mild. So don't think it was that.

    2. oohlala RE: ddelicious Sep 23, 2009 07:30 AM

      passion fruit :)
      it's a breed from south america

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        ddelicious RE: oohlala Sep 23, 2009 07:53 AM

        Could be, when I googled passion fruit I didn't see any picture of an orange one though.

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          ddelicious RE: oohlala Sep 23, 2009 08:11 AM

          check out the passion fruit on the website below, it didn't look anything like that. the outside was hard and smooth.

        2. rworange RE: ddelicious Sep 23, 2009 08:03 AM

          tamarillo?
          http://www.foodsubs.com/Fruittroex.ht...

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            ddelicious RE: rworange Sep 23, 2009 08:09 AM

            no, the picture is similar but the description is wrong. there was no flesh to eat, just the goopy seeds. that is a great website though!

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            ddelicious RE: ddelicious Sep 23, 2009 08:22 AM

            mystery solved, its a sweet granadilla http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_gr...
            which as oohlala correctly said is a south american passion fruit. thanks everyone!

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