Springtime is my favorite season of the year. The sun is out and the temperature is at the right range. That combination makes the soil perfect for thawing. It's the best season to plant your delicious spring fruits that will be ready to harvest in the coming weeks.
Now that we are all advised to stay inside our home to avoid the spread of the deadly coronavirus, you'll have more time for your garden. Make the most of this time to carefully plan and make a list of all fruits you want to have in your yard.
Learn what fruits are in season now you can plant in your garden for a bountiful harvest in the coming months.
Delicious Spring Fruits You Can Grow This Season
Oranges and other citrus fruits like lemons and limes are great for springtime. They are harvested throughout this season until the start of summer. These orange delectable treats can be juiced and are great eaten as is.
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C. They help with the immune system, can lower the cholesterol level in your body, control blood sugar, help prevent skin damage, and help with your blood pressure.
Strawberries and other berry fruits love the cool wind and can be harvested from May till June. They're great in salads, can be blended as a smoothie, or topped in other desserts like waffles or pancakes.
These red, juicy, and sweet fruits are rich in vitamin C and manganese. They can also be a great source of vitamin B9 and is rich in folate and potassium.
Mangoes are ready for the spring until summer. These are best eaten as is but can be mixed in salads as well or blended as a tasty juice drink.
Mangoes contain vitamin C and A. It helps with digestion and is good for your stomach. Other benefits include lowering the cholesterol level in your body, boosts the immune system, and can be great to improve vision.
Cherries are ready for harvest between May and August. For the warmer regions, they'll be ready toward the end of spring. These fruits do not like the warm weather so harvesting them in summer can make them overripe.
I enjoy eating these small goodies as is and is a great dessert snack.
Cherries are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. They can also help with those battling insomnia, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems. These fruits are also great for those who are checking on their weight.
Honeydews love the warm soil so it's best to plant them toward the end of spring. I love enjoying these sweet treats eaten as is. Mix it with other fruits like melon or watermelon.
Honeydews are rich in nutrients. They can help reduce blood pressure, control blood sugar, boost your immune system, and can promote proper digestion.
Dried apricots are available all year round but the fresh ones come during this season. They taste best during the last weeks of spring and early weeks of summer. I love making apple and apricot tarts and using them as an ingredient for making shortbread.
Apricots are high in antioxidants and low in calories. For those with constipation, it can help with digestion. These fruits have a healthy amount of potassium. Other benefits include liver protection and improve eye and skin health.
Kiwis grow on vines and are perfect for places with warmer winters since these fruits don't like the cold too much. Spring is the perfect time to grow kiwis. I love eating kiwis in a fruit bowl mixed with berries and melons. You can also make sherbet out of these.
Kiwis are great for people with asthma, helps with digestion, and can improve your vision. They are a great source of vitamin C, meaning they're great for the immune system. They are also rich in vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, and folate.
Grapefruits grow in the warmer regions of the country such as Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida. They're ready as early as January but are still fresh and juicy until spring.
Grapefruits are high in nutrients and low in calories. It is great for those who are on a diet. For those who have diabetes, these super fruits can prevent the resistance of insulin. At the same time, it helps reduce kidney stones.
An avocado tree is a tropical plant and can grow properly in the southern regions of the country. When you live in Florida, California, Texas, or Arizona, plant an avocado tree in spring so by the time it matures, it will be ready for the colder months.
I get really excited about avocados. I can eat it as a meal when mixed with salt and pepper on top of toast. I can also turn it as dessert. Just mash the fruit in a bowl then add milk and sugar to it.
Avocados are a great source of fat (but the good kind) as it contains monounsaturated fat. It prevents and lessens the risk of heart disease. At the same time, it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and lutein. It is also a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6.
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Papaya trees grow faster in warmer regions but can prosper in nine to 11 months in cooler areas of the country. Spring is the best time to plant them and fruits begin to come out toward the end of the season. They should be ready just before summer comes.
Papayas are rich in fiber, has antioxidants, and rich in vitamin C. It can help with weight loss and can boost immunity.
Watch this video from b/60 and test out these fruits and veggies for a tasty treat!
These spring fruits are easy to grow and maintain. What I love about it is you'll get to appreciate your garden more while you're growing and planting them because of how simple it is. Best of all, you'll get to enjoy these delicious treats when they're ready.
Do you have these spring fruits in your garden? Tell us how you grow them by leaving a comment in the section provided below.
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