Fall is really here in south Florida and we are now regularly enjoy cooler day time temperatures
in the mid 80’s, and night time temperatures into the 60’s. Several of our tree crops
(mango, lychee, longan) need even cooler temperatures of the winter (40’s, 50’s) to initiate
a strong flowering that eventually will lead to fruit in the summer months. So while some of us
Floridian growers don’t like the thermometer to go below 70, many of our trees respond
very well to those cooler temperatures!
While the temperate fruit crops to our north are without fruit at this time of year,
a few of our tropical fruit tree crops are producing fruit now. See below for what tropical fruits
are available in November.
The fruits listed below are typically ripe during November. But due to the variations in weather patterns
throughout the year and cultural practices, the fruits may ripen earlier or later then listed. Please
contact the growers to see when their fruit is at its prime and ready to harvest.
now until January/February
Florida avocados are still available and plentiful until the first month or two into the new year.
Our Florida fruits have a luscious flavor that is perfect for salads, sandwiches or
guacamole. Florida avocados ship very well, so have some shipped today!
As the weather begins to cool down, Florida banana plants begin to slow down
from the feverish production of the hot summer months. There are still plenty of bananas
waiting to be eaten!
ending in November
The fruits of this cactus have been ripening all summer and we are approaching the end
of the crop for this year. But there are still fruits to be enjoyed!
Even though we have past the peak season for Florida guavas, there are still
tasty guavas out there to enjoy!
ending in November
This month marks the end of the jakfruit season for the year. These fruits are a very versatile fruit
that can be used in the immature stage as a vegetable, and also when ripe as a sweet fruit.
The ripening of the papaya crop is slowing down a bit as the daytime temperatures lessen
and daylight hours are fewer. But papaya ripens all year in south Florida!