But that's not the only reason I'll tread lightly in the May apple patch in Central Park's It smelled of passion fruit, and a little like pineapple. Mayapple is otherwise called as Podophyllum grown from the family Berberidaceae contains the color that change from green to yellow with exotic taste. plants, Recipes. Mayapple, Mandrake, fruit edible when totally ripe, toxic otherwise. Some think it tastes like an earthy banana or pawpaws. It makes. Podophyllum is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae, described as a Mayapples are woodland plants, typically growing in colonies derived from a single root. All the parts of the plant are poisonous, including the green fruit, but once the fruit has turned yellow, it can be safely eaten with the seeds Missing: pineapple. Mayapples, when ripe, have an edible fruit interior. And it is amazing It tastes a little bit like pineapple, but a much softer texture. I don't WANT. Mayapple, Mandrake, raccoon berry, ground lemon is a dangerous but lovely fruit with a fascinating story. Learn more about wild foods at.