We continue to enjoy the changing, and now cooler, weather as Fall is officially here. The summer fruit crops of lychee, longan, and mango, are done for the year and the fall fruit crops of
dragon fruit, jackfruit, and starfruit are going strong.
Check the listings below to see what tropical fruits are ripe for the picking!
The fruits listed below are typically ripe during October. 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 February
The Florida avocado crop continues to ripen on the trees. Our avocado growers plant
many different varieties of avocado so that there are fresh avocados available
for almost every month of the year.
There are still lots of Florida bananas for you to enjoy in the month of October.
“Raja Puri”, “Mysore” and “Ice Cream” are just a few of the banana varieties
that are grown here and are available for you to enjoy.
October is about the last month when dragon fruit is plentiful. The shorter days
of November will bring the dragon fruit season to a close for this year.
light crops available
October is usually the last month when the delicious guava is plentiful. Guavas can be grown
in Florida year round, but are most abundant in late summer and early fall. The pink Florida
and the white Thai guavas are available now, so,..
The largest fruit in the world grows right here in south Florida. The jakfruit’s flavor
has been described as tasting like “Juicy Fruit gum” – and that’s a pretty good description!
now until early fall
This is about the last month when you can purchase fresh, Florida grown mamey sapote,
until next year. The sweet pumpkin flavor of the mamey is delicious eaten fresh
or made into a milkshake.
now through the fall
Florida papayas are available all year but are most abundant in late summer and early fall.
Contact our grower to see if their papayas are,...
Ripe for the Picking!
Starfruit / Carambola
The second starfruit crop of the year will be finishing up at the end of October. These lightly
sweet fruits are crisp, juicy and perfect for dessert, stir-fry’s, salad, and eating out of hand.