The weather starts to warm up, the nights get longer. It must mean only one thing – Spring is here! And with Spring comes the Spring planting season and Spring fruits. As many “seasoned” fruit planters know, if you want to fully enjoy fresh, seasonal fruit during Summer, then you have to begin planting in Spring. Here is a list of five delicious fruits to plant in your garden this Spring or look for at the farmers market.
Strawberries – There’s nothing quite like biting into that first juicy strawberry of the season. In warmer climates, expect to see strawberries show up at Farmer markets in early Spring, and in mid-Summer in colder areas.
Apricots – Another fruit known for its juiciness is the apricot. Apricots are for baked desserts, such as an apricot tart. They also make for a delicious topping sliced over ice cream.
Cherries – The shinier the cherry, the better. Look for cherries that are without bruises for maximum flavor. Cherries tend to start showing up at the market in late Spring.
Kiwifruits – Kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E. Oh, and it tastes great!
Grapefruits – During Spring is when you want to harvest your grapefruits. This is when they are at their juiciest. Grapefruits go great with salmon, as well as in fresh seasonal salads.