This is Sunday's offering ... a passion fruit ... the packet said "zingy" and so did my tongue! It wouldn't have done any harm if it had sat around for another two or three days to ripen just a bit more. But the flavour was there ... and that is unique. I couldn't describe it as being "like" anything else.
In the early seventeenth century a Mexican Augustinian Friar, Emmanuel de Villegas, came across the plant we call the passion flower. That night he had a vision which identified its floral parts to the elements of the Crucifixion or Passion of Christ.
The Spiraled Tendrils — The Lash of Christ's Scourging
The Central Flower Column — The Pillar of the Scourging
The 72 Radial Filaments — The Crown of Thorns
The Top 3 Stigma — The 3 Nails
The Lower 5 Anthers — The 5 Wounds
The Leaves — The Head of the Centurion’s Spear
The ten white petals – The disciples (minus Peter and Judas)
The Red Stains — Christ's Blood
The Round Fruit — The World Christ Came to Save
On a different note ... today I harvested the first of the potatoes planted some weeks ago ... 27th April the Arran Piper seed potatoes were put in compost:
How delicious they were today ...
... straight from the garden through a scrub to the steamer in less than five minutes ...