There’s nothing better than a juicy peach on a hot summer’s day, or a crunchy apple in from the farmers market in fall, or sweet piece of citrus in winter. The trick is knowing what fruits are in season so you can experience each bite at its peak flavor. A crunchy blueberry or a bland mango can take a snack from delicious to disappointing in a matter of seconds.
The good news is that most fruits are available all year long. However, to enjoy a fruit’s full benefits and taste, it is best to buy when they are sourced locally. The less time the fruit travels the fresher it will be. Another benefit knowing what fruits are in season is the cost. If a fruit is shipped, chilled for transportation or not available in abundance, the cost will rise significantly.
The amount of fruit at your fingertips can be overwhelming, so we made this handy infographic so you know what fruits are in season no matter what time of year it is and you never have to waste your grocery budget on out-of-season fruit again.
- Bitter melons
- Casaba melons
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