The passion fruit of S. Miguel, Azores, is a PDO fruit, has a smooth and shiny rind and juicy pulp, unique flavour a very pleasant scent and an intense, strong and characteristic.
The high quality of this fruit originated the famous Passion Fruit Liqueur, considered one of the "ex-libris" of the Azores, having won several awards at various national and international competitions with gold medals.
Having been certified as a high quality product the Passion fruit Liqueur has won 6 gold medals at national and international competitions over the years and become one of the true “emblems” of the archipelago.
The passion fruit seeds brought from Brazil was proved to be an inspired choice, for the local soil of volcanic origin, the water supply and the mild climate of São Miguel – particularly at "Ribeira Grande", which concentrates most of the passion fruit cultivation there – and the care and intensive labour employed in its planting and tending offered the perfect conditions for the production of juicy, sweet, high quality produce that soon was being used to make delicious liqueurs.
São Miguel, Açores: