Would you like a fresh piece of fruit in the winter months? If you live in an area where you can't grow fruit in winter, you're forced to rely on the grocery store.
But which fruit can you trust to be seasonal and fresh?
if you have oneworking greenhouseTo get you through the winter, what are the easiest fruits to grow during the colder months?
Below I share a list of winter fruits that grow naturally in winter. Hopefully it will help you on your fresh fruit journey this winter and answer all your questions.
A clementine looks a lot like an orange because it's an orange in a way. It's a mix of a tangerine and a sweet orange.
If you need a solid dose of vitamin C in winter, this tree fruit might be a good choice.
They grow naturally during the winter months in warmer climates like Florida. So if you live in Florida, you can grow them yourself. However, if you live in colder areas, then take comfort in the knowledge that they will most likely be shipped from areas where they grow naturally. With a pretty good shelf life, you can't go wrong picking this from the store for that vitamin C boost.
Persimmons are small fruits like a plum, but yellow. They have no cholesterol but lots of fiber. This fruit is also high in vitamins A and C.
This fruit would be a great choice during the winter months. Winter and early spring are peak flu season, so anything you can eat to boost your immune system is a huge bonus.
Dates are tiny fruits that offer many benefits. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and are high in calcium and iron, which is great for people who suffer from anemia or have brittle bones.
However, dates are perhaps best known for their fiber content. Dates are often processed into a paste and mixed with other foods such as yoghurt, bread or butter. This is said to relieve people of disorders like constipation in a tasty way.
Grapefruit is another citrus fruit that is often grown in warmer climates during the winter months. This fruit is excellent as a juice or eaten on its own. I like to add some sweetener or honey and eat the inner part of the fruit.
Regardless of how you enjoy your grapefruit, you should know that it's high in vitamin C and is very good at helping your immune system get through those chilly months when colds and flu are always flying around. If you want to grow this yourself in your greenhouse or because you live in the south, know that the tree will take a few years before it starts producing.
The kiwi fruit is delicious with its fuzzy outer skin that should be peeled off. The skin is edible, but some people don't appreciate its fluffy texture.
You can enjoy the soft green interior that suits manyWinter salads with citrus fruits. Kiwi is known for its high vitamin C content and antioxidant powers.
It's possible to grow your own kiwis and we encourage you to read thiscultivation of kiwisArticle as a guide as it is a relatively easy fruit to grow and is also very nutritious.
Tangerines are a favorite in my house. They are cute little oranges that are very tender compared to other types of oranges.
Plus you can buy them over the winter months andcan she herselfto have a fresh selection of this fruit all year round.
Papayas are an interesting winter fruit that have been enjoyed for many, many years. Previously found as a rather exotic fruit, they can now be found in supermarkets all year round.
What you may not know about this fruit is that not only is it rich in vitamin C but also in vitamin B. It also contains many other antioxidants and minerals that support heart and colon health. These are just a few reasons why you should enjoy this fruit during the winter months or all year round.
Who doesn't love a good orange? Especially during the cold and flu season. Most of us know that oranges are great for vitamin C, but did you know that oranges contain phytochemicals that help protect against cancer and fight kidney disease?
Another good thing about oranges is that certain varieties can begrown in containers. This means you can grow her indoors all year round in most climates. So if all that goodness doesn't make you want to eat your oranges, then I'm not sure what will.
9. Passion fruit
Passion fruit is a unique looking fruit that has a solid outer shell and looks like gelatin on the inside. Although it may be unique in appearance, that is not what is unique about it.
First, this small fruit grows on a vine rather than a tree like many other winter fruits. Second, some consider this fruit to be more difficult to grow. Despite this, this author found a great way to grow passion fruit andshares her secrets here. If you love passion fruit, you have to check it out.
My husband and kids love pears. I love them because it's something my picky kids will eat that is very good for them.
If you want to give your family a healthy and sweeter treat this winter, get some pears. You can also buy them during this period (usually cheaper) andcan she herselfso your family can enjoy it all year round.
Did you know that persimmons have two names? They are called both persimmon and Sharon fruit. If you see any of these names, now you know they are the same.
Aside from going by multiple names, however, this fruit can be used in many great recipes. For example this onedelicious persimmon pudding. If you don't know persimmons yet,this tutorialwill help you learn how to eat one like a pro.
Pomegranates are one of the superfoods. This means that they give your body many different nutrients that protect it from different things.
For example, it contains vitamins and minerals that help protect against heart disease and cancer, and it protects your brain from memory loss. If that's not enough to get you trying a pomegranate, then the fact that they taste wonderful (in my opinion) should hopefully persuade you to try one soon.
13. Bread Banana
Red bananas aren't that common in my area of the world, but some might see them regularly. This fruit is most commonly grown in Costa Rica. They are usually preferred in Mexico, Australia and Central America.
When you come across this fruit, you might want to try it. The reason is that it tastes like different winter fruits in one small package. It has the flavor of a banana, of course, but also carries a hint of raspberry. It should also smell like strawberries.
Tangerines are another citrus fruit that is often available in warmer climates during the winter months. It's a smaller (and often cuter) version of an orange.
In reality, there is no real nutritional difference between an orange and a tangerine, except that oranges contain more fiber per serving.
Apples often flood supermarkets in the winter months. Again, it's up to the warm-weather producers.
If you cangrow an apple treein a container you may be able to produce your own during the winter months. If not, winter is a good time to stock them up at your local grocer so you can do thissave themto enjoy for the rest of the year.
Kumquats are another small citrus fruit commonly sourced from warm-weather growers during the winter months. They are smaller and resemble an orange and a pear in one.
If you like the idea of another tangy citrus fruit this winter, then give kumquats a try.
17. Star fruit
A star fruit is less well known in some parts of the world, but you may want to familiarize yourself with it now that you know a little more about it. The fruit is called star fruit because it resembles a star in shape, especially when sliced.
Also, star fruit is low in calories, provides a good amount of fiber, and is also high in antioxidants. This makes it a healthy gem that can be enjoyed in many ways thanks to its sweet and sour notes.
The quince is an ancient fruit known for being difficult. It's usually pretty hard to find, but when you do, don't let go.
It grows on small trees similar to a pear or an apple. However, it is inedible when first picked, no matter how ripe it is. This fruit must be cooked and is then said to produce wonderful dishes.
Rambutans are a tropical fruit that looks kind of crazy. They have red wild hair on the outside and are white on the inside.
However, this fruit will not last very long. As a rule, they only stay fresh for about 2 days at room temperature. Wrapping them in a damp paper towel can give you an extra day or two of benefit.
As I mentioned earlier, these winter crops are usually only readily available in warmer climates during the winter months. However, if you figure out how to grow them in a container or in your greenhouse, you might be able to stock up on your winter supplies.
Whether you need to buy them or you can grow them, it's good to know that you have access to fresh fruit during the colder months.
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