JANUARY

The first two months of the new year bring occasional cold fronts of less than 60⁰F to south Florida.

Instead of wishing them away as many of our winter visitors do, growers here welcome

these intermittent periods of low temperatures. It is these cool temperatures that stimulate

many of our summer time tropical fruit trees into flower, and these flowers will likely

become fruit in the coming months.  In between the cold snaps most of our winter days

are warm and sunny, perfect to ripen our winter fruits.

Check below to see what fruits are available from our growers.

 

The fruits listed below are typically ripe during January. However, 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.
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Avocados
now until February

 

The many varieties of Florida avocados each ripen in different months, which makes for

a long avocado season. Unfortunately for avocado lovers, the end of that season

is almost here! Contact our growers now to order your Florida avocados

before they are gone for the season!

 

Click here to reach our avocado growers

 

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Bananas

limited availability

 

During the winter months Florida bananas slow down their growth with the

cooler temperatures, but they still keep producing those flavorful bananas

that we all love!

 

Our banana growers can ship fruit to you today!

 

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Caimito

now until June

The caimito season is just now starting. You may have heard caimito called star apple before,

as the seeds inside the fruit form a star when the fruit is cut in cross section. The translucent,

jelly like flesh is sweet and can be easily scooped right out of the purple or

green rind with a spoon. A delicious treat!

Contact our growers here to enjoy our Florida caimitos!

 

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Guava

limited availability

Guava trees are pruned so that they produce fruit at any time of the year, so you

can find guava all throughout the four seasons. Guavas can be eaten fresh

or made into sauces and jams for a positively delicious tropical treat!

 

Contact our growers here to order some Florida guava today.

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Papaya

 

limited availability

Papaya fruit is grown year round in south Florida, with the peak season from July to October.

While some fruits slow down during the cooler temperatures, Florida papaya are

ripe for the picking during January. The Florida papaya is a large fruit that is green

on the outside, a beautiful orange sunset color on the inside,

and tastes of a tropical melon.

So tasty!

 

Contact our Florida growers for some delicious exotic papaya!

 

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Passion Fruit

peak season now

It may be a small fruit, but it packs A LOT of flavor for juices, cocktails, syrups, and

many other flavorful delights.  Try this exotic fruit and you will be instantly

transported to the tropics!

 

Order your passion fruit from our growers here.

 

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Sapodilla
now through June

The tropical fruit that tastes like a pear covered in brown sugar is now ready

for picking,.. AND enjoying!!! Just like with avocados, mangos, and other fruits,

Florida grows several varieties of sapodilla that each ripen at different times

over the winter, spring and early summer. This will give you plenty of opportunities

to enjoy these tasty fruits in the new year!

Contact our sapodilla growers here to enjoy some wonderful Florida sapodilla!

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Starfruit / Carambola
now until February


The starfruit trees are now heavy with fruit, and they will continue to have fruit

well into February. These lightly sweet fruits are crisp, juicy and perfect for

dessert, stir-fry’s, salads, and eating out of hand.


Contact our starfruit growers here.

 

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