Did you know that during the winter season is when most citrus fruits are at their sweetest and juiciest? There is a whole list of ‘natures candies’ for you and your family to enjoy. Find any of these healthy and nutritious winter fruit options at your local farmers market or in the produce department at your neighborhood grocery store:
Grapefruit comes into season in January and stays sweet and juicy into early summer.
Kiwis grow on vines and are harvested in late winter through spring in warmer and temperate areas.
Kumquats, small, bite-size citrus fruits with edible peels, come into season towards the end of winter and stay available through spring.
Lemons tend to be at their best in winter and spring.
Mandarins are sweet and juicy in winter.
Meyer Lemons are more seasonal, with the limited commercial harvest running from December or January through May.
Oranges add a beautiful sunny brightness to winter meals.
Pears have a season that runs from mid-summer well into winter, depending on variety and region.
Persimmons are available for a short window in the fall and early winter.
Tangerines in season during winter, usually from November through March.
Note: specific crops and harvest dates will vary by region and climate; availability is subject to weather conditions.