10 winter fruits that are in season in December to March

10 winter fruits that are in season in December to March

Winter can seem like a time to enjoy soups, stews and hearty winter vegetables like squash, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower – but don’t forget fruit! Summer berries and stone fruits may not show up, but there are plenty of seasonal varieties that are best enjoyed with snow on the ground. In this list you will find fruits that are probably available at your grocery store at any time of the year, but is at their best age – and will definitely taste best – during the winter months. Spoiler: Citrus is king. Lemons, oranges and grapefruits are all in season at this time. Maybe this year for the holidays you make a light and juicy citrus salad for that rose ?!



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These are the perfect little portable citrus snack. And thanks to the heat in the south, they are available from December.


fresh grapefruit on cutting board

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Okay, serious question: Do you peel your grapefruit or cut it up and eat it with a spoon? I think it’s a little too sour and a little bitter to eat alone without a sprinkle of sugar to balance it. Either way, you will have plenty of the softball-sized citrus that starts in January all the way through early summer.


kiwi in slices

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Here’s a hack: Instead of peeling these, cut them into slices and take each bite out with a spoon. Typically, they are available from winter to spring, at least those grown in California. They are sweet with small, edible, crispy black seeds. Although it is not the most comfortable, you can completely eat the blurred skin.


kumquats in bowl on red wooden table

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You never got a kumquat? Well, the cold weather is now an excuse to try one. It looks like an oval orange and is sweet and slightly sour in taste. You can even eat their peel! They come in the season December to April.


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What a perfect time to make a refreshing glass of lemonade in the middle of winter? Well, it may not be associated with cold weather, but both lemons and Meyer lemons – which are bigger and much more sour in taste – are in season during the winter months, November to April.



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If you could not look at the previous lists on this list, winter is all about citrus! It is the best time to enjoy the sweet, juicy and sour little fruits, including oranges. Keep an eye on these from November to May. Blood oranges, the more beautiful cousin of ordinary oranges, are also in season. These are subtly sweet with hints of raspberries and cherries. Quite the complex fruit, if you ask me.


delicious fresh persimmon fruits on the table

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It may look like a tomato, but it certainly does not taste like one. You will probably compare a persimmon more with an apricot, in taste, with the skin of an apple, and you will best enjoy them from October to January. Eat them fresh, let them simmer for a jam, or blend them in your smoothie.


pummelo grapefruit

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Like a grapefruit, only bigger, sweeter, juicier and, some might say, better. You can find grapefruits all year round, but they are at their highest December to February. They are native to Southeast Asia, but they also grow in Florida and California.



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All the citrus on this list can make you dizzy, but just think of tangerines as a slightly sweeter, more honey-flavored version of an orange (sign up for us). You get the best from November to April.

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