Calendar of Fruit: Understand the Seasonality of Food

The calendar of the fruit you want to give to know the heights of the year, it must give preference to certain fruits, at the expense of others.

It is necessary to understand the calendar of the fruit to be able to make choices in the times agreed.

Eating foods within season allows you to not only benefit from the food more fresh and nutritious, as also to promote local production and protect the environment, since these products do not have to travel great distances to get to the final destination: the plate.

What also benefits with the choice of food in the seasons to correct it is to your wallet, because the foods tend to have a better relation quality-price.

Get to know the calendar of the fruit and discover the best fruit that each month you can offer.

CALENDAR OF FRUIT: MONTH-ON-MONTH

Each station and each month of the year has its own characteristics, the same happens with the food that develop in specific periods.

Take this trip with us and get all your doubts in respect of the typical fruits of each season.

1. JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH

These are the colder months (especially January and February) so it is essential to increase the consumption of vitamin C, as this vitamin has an essential role in immune function. Citrus fruits are good foods for this enhanced seasonal.

  • The fruits of this season are: amora, the Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, kiwi, orange, lemon, apple, pear, and tangerine.
  1. APRIL

April is a month of much rain but the cold is already going away. In spite of the climatic conditions being different, on the calendar of fruits are a few changes.

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  • The fruit this month are: amora, the Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, orange, lemon, apple, strawberry, loquat and tangerine.
  1. MAY

It is in this month that comes the cherry, so much appreciated in Portugal.

  • The fruit this month are: apricot (2nd fortnight), blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, cherry (2nd half), orange, lemon, strawberry and medlar.
  1. JUNE

In June comes the summer and also lots of fruits on our calendar of national production.

  • The fruit of the month of June are: apricot, plum, blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, cherry, fig, raspberry, lemon, melon, melon, strawberry. In the 2nd fortnight of the month comes the blueberry, pear, peach and grape.
  1. JULY

July is identical to June, but is a great novelty: the watermelon.

  • The remaining fruits in the month of July are: apricot (1st half), plum, blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, cherry, fig, raspberry, lemon, apple (the 2nd half), watermelon, melon, melon, blueberry, strawberry, pear, peach and grape.
  1. AUGUST

This is one of the hottest months of the year, where the body needs more water due to losses by heat. Opt for fruits with high water content is an excellent option.

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  • The fruits of the season of the month of August are: plum, blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana, Wood, fig, raspberry, lemon, apple, watermelon, melon, melon, blueberry, strawberry, pear, peach and grape.
  1. SEPTEMBER

Is in September that comes in the much loved pomegranate and say goodbye to red fruit (except the blackberries).

  • The fruits of the season in September are: plum, blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana, Wood, fig, raspberry (1st half), lemon, apple, watermelon, melon, melon, pear, peach, pomegranate (2nd half), and uva.
  1. OCTOBER

Not to be outdone of the previous months, October is also the meaning of the arrivals much-anticipated: the diospiro and orange.

  • The remaining fruits of the month are: plum (1st half), mulberry, the Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, diospiro, orange (2nd half), lemon, apple, pear, peach (1st half), pomegranate, tangerine (2nd half), and uva (1st fortnight).
  1. NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

In November, the kiwi arrives on the scene and in December it will although the diospiro and pomegranate. Of the rest, the fruits of these months are almost the same.

  • Is considered fruits of the season: blackberry, Azorean pineapple, banana Wood, diospiro (only in the 1st fortnight of November), kiwi (from the 2nd fortnight of November), orange, lemon, apple, pear, pomegranate (up to 1st fortnight of December), and tangerine.

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The calendar of the fruits presented here was based on the Calendar of the National Production of the book “Intelligent Eating habits – Eat better, save more”, produced in the framework of the National Programme for the Promotion of Healthy Eating.