I’m incredibly lucky to live in California, a state that not only produces fantastic produce, but does so year-round. As a result, you might think that I don’t pay too much attention to what is in season and what isn’t simply because so much is available. But I do. Despite the availability of decent strawberries in December, for instance, nothing beats fresh fruits and veggies that are picked at the peak of their natural season and because I want my baked goods to turn out as tasty as possible, I keep track. Fruits feature much more commonly in the breads and other things I make, so I’ve put together a little reference guide for what fruits are in season this spring. Keep an eye out – you don’t want to miss the peak of the season for any of these.
Now: Apricots, Cherries, Citrus (Grapefruits, Kumquats, Lemons, Navel Oranges, Tangelos/Tangerines), Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries
Some now, more later in the season: Asian Pears, Honeydew Melons, Mango, Nectarines, Plums, Watermelon
Spring Fruit Recipe Ideas: