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In Season Summer Fruits

fresh watermelonTemperatures are rising quickly now and spring has gone by much faster than it should have! But with the change in season, we get a change in the produce that is available to us and an opportunity to use a whole new batch of fruits and veggies in our kitchens. Naturally, fruits are generally more applicable to baking than veggies are. In spring, I mentioned a number of in-season fruits, and I’m going to give summer the same treatment.

Summer is a wonderful season because so much is, well, in season. Holdovers from spring are ultra-ripe and delicious, and there is such a great variety of produce to choose from in general. More locally grown produce is at its peak and I really appreciate that, as well.

Holdovers from late spring: Apricots, cherries, mango, raspberries, strawberries

In season now: Apples, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, corn (not a fruit, but oh-so-good), figs, honeydew melon, kiwi, limes, lychee, nectarines, papaya, peaches (white and yellow), pears, pomegranates, plums and apriums, watermelon

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  • sprite
    June 13, 2008

    You are clearly someplace south of me because I always think of apricots, cherries, and raspberries as summer fruit. And strawberries only became a late spring fruit when I moved to D.C. Back home in New England, they were a June crop.

  • Steve
    March 31, 2009

    These are almost in season again, I can’t wait to start using fresh Watermelons

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