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Summer is Upon Us

Summer is upon us!!!

At least for us who are residing in the Philippines and in this side of the world and as a child, I always look forward to summer because most if not all of the fruits are in season at this time of the year. When I was younger, our ancestral house had a number of fruit-bearing trees. We had a 'santol' tree (wild mangosteen in english), a guava tree, a mango tree, a 'kamias' tree (known as sorrel fruit), a 'balimbing' tree (it is starfruit in english because of its shape), and an 'atis' tree (sugar apple or sweetsop). Anyway, as a child, I would always eagerly await for these trees to bear fruit and when the time is right, I would pick the fruits and eat to my heart's delight. Of course, I also want other fruits not grown in our backyard like watermelon and pineapple. Nowadays, those fruit trees are no longer available in our backyard. If I want a fruit, I have to go to a supermarket to buy. So far, I'm eating a lot of watermelon. In fact, most of my meals are never complete without three to four slices of watermelon. I'm also taking a lot of lemon and pear. With the advancement of technology in planting fruits and crops, we don't have to wait for a certain time of the year to get a taste of our favorite fruits.

So for the rest of my fellow PPers out there, what are your favorite fruits? Are these seasonal fruits or available year-round? Do you find that certain fruits taste better at a certain time of the year?

Please share your experiences and chime in.

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bestwriter wrote on February 25, 2015, 6:58 PM

I have already talked about ice cream here in a post and fruits ofcourse it goes without saying. I have countless of them growing in my garden.

j2jworkz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:24 PM

OK I know I'm in a minority, but I don't care for fruit but if hidden in a muffin, maybe a blueberry.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:25 PM

I have apples and pear trees planted out back. And during the summer we plant watermelons. I also have a strawberry patch. I hope to have enough of these to freeze some this year.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:15 PM

LOL j2jworkz !!!

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:17 PM

I'd love to see photos of your fruit trees wolfgirl569 !

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:18 PM

I've seen photos of your garden bestwriter and I must say that your garden looks great!

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:39 PM

When they start blooming, right now I only have a few and a couple of them need cut down. At this time they are just bare branches

Coffee wrote on February 26, 2015, 3:31 AM

It certainly doesn't feel like summer yet over here in the UK! It is cold and grey still!

BarbRad wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:47 AM

I think all fruits taste best fresh from the tree at the peak of ripeness. Once you've experienced that, supermarket fruit just doesn't taste good. I like peaches, pears, strawberries, apricots, watermelon, blueberries oranges, apples, and bananas, but the summer fruits -- even the ones I see at Farmers Market, are often not really ripe and never really get ripe. We do have an apricot tree, but it doesn't always bear. When it does, I love its fruit.

allen0187 wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:58 AM

LOL Coffee ! Summer will soon come in your part of the globe!

allen0187 wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:59 AM

So true BarbRad ! Nothing beats the feeling of picking the fruit from its tree yourself and then enjoying it.