There is a lot going during the month of April here in the tropical fruit groves of south Florida.
The winter/spring crops listed below are ripe for the picking and are ready for you
to enjoy right now. The summer fruit trees have set their crops and the fruit is growing fast
in these warmer and longer days of April.
There are always tropical fruits to savor in any month of the year, here in south Florida
Contact our growers to have them ship these tropical treasures to you now!
Below is a list of fruits that are typically ripe during April. But due to the variations in
weather patterns throughout the year, the fruits listed below may be earlier or
later by a few weeks then listed. Please contact the growers to see when their fruit is at its prime and
ready to harvest.
The banana crop is responding to the warmer temperatures of spring with
new leaves and flowers emerging at a faster pace. There are bananas available now
for you to enjoy, with many, many more on the way.
peak season now
The caimito is such a delightful fruit. It is easy to open and eat, lasts a good while
in the refrigerator as well as freezes well, and it is addictively sweet and tasty!
A win-win-win fruit.
The guava tree can produce fruit in all months of the year with its peak season
during the hot summer months.
Take advantage of the delicious guava fruits that can be found now in April.
crop starting to ripen
The mamey crop begins to ripen in April and becomes abundant from May to September.
This is a delicious tasting fruit that reminds one of pumpkin or sweet potato,
and is delicious made into milkshakes, pies, and eaten fresh.
It is a great time to enjoy Florida mamey!
These tropical melons are not only beautiful, but delicious. The sunset colors of the fruit
hint at their tropical, exotic flavor that is perfect in smoothies, fruit salads, and eaten fresh.
peak season until June
The small round fruits of the passion fruit vine begin ripening in April. These fruits
contain intensely flavored juice that is terrific in
smoothies, ice creams, puddings, salad dressings,… in ANY sweet or savory dish!
This Central American fruit is a favorite in Latin and Asian cuisines. This fruit that tastes
like a pear soaked in brown sugar can be used in pies, custards, smoothies, and eaten out of hand.
It has a long season of fruiting, which began back in January,
but there are a few more months to enjoy this year’s crop.