I grow passiflora incarnata, passion fruit, or Maypop, as they call it here in Indiana. If you look on my home page you'll see the arch that leads into my garden. First I planted roses on it but it just didn't have enough cover, so I also planted the passion fruit vine. Maypop will trail on the ground or it will also climb a trellis. Needless to say, the roses and the purple flowers look amazing toward the end of Summer. My Golden Shower climbing roses bloom first and then slow down and toward the end of the season Maypop crawls up and starts to shine with beautiful purple blooms that bees and butterflies adore. At the end of the season Maypop dies and I pull it off my trellis so nothing kills my roses. They work together perfectly!
At the end of the growing season these little green fruit appear, about the size of a large chicken egg, and after a hard frost you can pick them. Now most people think they are inedible but - not true. Open the Maypop and there is a sack of seeds inside, each seed being enveloped with a delicious membrane. Put these seeds through a food mill and you get a very nice juice with a tropical-like flavor. I usually add pineapple juice or something along that line to the juice and make a sorbet. But alas, not this year! I am so disappointed in myself.
My decision is made. I'm fixing breakfast for supper. I'm fixing my husband's favorite meal. When he was young his Mom used to make Chocolate Gravy and biscuits for her kids. It's probably not the healthiest meal but every once in a while I give in and fix it for him. Sometimes I fix it for family when they come for a visit and spend the night and he gets to explain how to eat it. First you put a split hot biscuit down on the plate, put a pat of real butter on each half of the biscuit and pour hot chocolate gravy over it and then the best part, top it off with more real butter. That's it!!! His favorite meal and not real hard to make either. Check out my Recipe page. I'll have it there for you.