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Summer Fruit Season | Common Tropical Fruits in North America

June 8, 2023
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a variety of delicious and nutritious fruits. North America is home to many tropical fruits that are in season during the summer months. From mangoes and papayas to pineapples and guavas, there are plenty of options for those looking to enjoy some sweet and juicy summer fruit. In this article, we will explore some of the most common tropical fruits found in North America during the summer season. We will also discuss their nutritional benefits, how they can be used in recipes, and where you can find them. So get ready for a delicious summer fruit season!

There is no more representative of my holiday mood than tropical fruits. Let’s sort out the common tropical fruits in North American supermarkets and spend this summer happily.

πŸ– Peruvian custard apple

Cherimoyaalso known as butter apple

Origin: Central America, South America

Taste: A creamy custard that combines pineapple, banana, and citrus flavors

Season: December to late spring

πŸ– Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Fruit of the vine cactus, also known as Pitaya

Taste: White, red flesh and small black seeds taste like a cross between a delicate pear and a kiwi

Season: June-September

πŸ– Durian

There are many varieties of the "King of Fruits" that are popular in Southeast Asia, and there are many varieties available in the United States. It is said that Costco's frozen durians are of good quality (haven't bought them yet)

Taste: Golden flesh with a texture like creamy custard

Season: December to February, and July to September

πŸ– Guava Guava

Taste: A mix of fancy mango and strawberry with hints of pear

Origin: Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and northern South America

Season: August to October and February to March

πŸ– Jackfruit

Taste: The flesh is bright yellow and tastes like a cross between pineapple, banana and citrus

Origin: Thailand, Bangladesh and the Philippines

Season: March-September

πŸ– Lychee

Taste: Pale, translucent flesh; crisp, juicy texture; citrus and floral notes

Season: very short, buy as soon as you see it, mid-June-mid-July

πŸ– Mangosteen

Queen Victoria is said to confer knighthood on anyone who can bring back the mangosteen

Taste: Snowy white flesh that tastes like a sweet white peach

Season: April-August

πŸ– Papaya

Taste: Orange pulp has the creamy texture of avocado and has floral and melon flavors

Season: early summer May-June

πŸ– Passion Fruit

Taste: The pulp is tart, with a citrus flavor, and the crunchy seeds are edible

Season: California passion fruit harvest season from January to November

πŸ– Rambutan

Taste: Pearl-shaped pulp, sweet but not greasy, with a faint floral fragrance

Season: December to January, and August to September

πŸ– Carambola Starfruit

Taste: 90% water, like a cross between juicy, citrusy pears and green grapes

Season: June-February

The classification of various melons, mangoes, pineapples, durians and other fruits will be written later