Florida during the summer brings on record hot temperatures and high humidity. What better way to combat the heat than to enjoy some of nature’s best sweet and delicious fruits?
There are so many delicious options available, it can be hard to know which ones to choose! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best summer fruits you need to be eating this season.
From sweet and juicy watermelons to tart and refreshing cherries, there is something for everyone! So what are you waiting for? Start enjoying these delicious fruits today!
Not the most popular summer fruit to eat but it deserves to be on this list of summer fruits. Lychees are kind of like a cross between an apple and a pear with a floral yet, sweet taste to this round small fruit.
They have thin skin that is brown and the flesh is white. Lychees are best eaten when they are picked fresh off the tree.
Coconut is not technically a fruit but we’re going to include it anyway because it’s delicious! This tropical treat is perfect for summertime. It’s refreshing, sweet, and satisfying
Plus, it’s packed with nutrients like fiber and electrolytes. Coconut can be enjoyed in many different ways- from drinking water to eating meat, there are endless possibilities. For more juicing ideas, check out my summer juice post!
When I thought of the paragraph on watermelons that I planned on writing, I thought, “Watermelons need no introduction because they are the go fruit to eat in the summer!” Is there anything more refreshing than a cold slice of watermelon on a hot summer day?
This juicy fruit is 90% water, so it’s the perfect way to stay hydrated in the heat. Watermelon is also packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and B. If you’re looking for good summer fruit, watermelon is a perfect choice!
4. Rainer Cherries
Their prime season is in the summer so make sure to take advantage of these delicious fruits while you can! Rainier cherries are a type of sweet cherry that is large and has pale yellow flesh.
They are named after Mount Rainier in Washington state where they were first grown. These cherries are perfect for snacking on or using in recipes.
When I close my eyes to create pictures that represent summer, mango is somewhere in the picture. I grew up climbing trees to pick mangoes.
The smell of the mango would take over the entire tree. I love eating mangoes, and they remind me of all the good summers I’ve had in my life.
Mango tastes best when it’s ripe and juicy. You can tell a mango is ripe when the flesh is soft and the skin is slightly wrinkled. Mangoes are a great source of vitamins A, C, and E.
Peaches are heavily used in summer drinks and desserts because of how well they complement other flavors. A ripe peach should have soft flesh with slightly fuzzy skin.
The color of the flesh should be yellow or white with a tinge of pink. Peaches are a good source of vitamins A and C. They also contain potassium, which is great for maintaining electrolyte balance in your body.
7. Dragon fruit
Dragon fruit peak season is typically from May to September making it the perfect summer fruit! This tropical fruit is bright pink with green scales and has white flesh with black seeds.
Dragon fruit is often described as having a sweet yet sour taste. Personally, I prefer them in my smoothie and smoothie bowls as they can be a little bland on their own.
Although bananas pretty much grow year-round, they are considered summer fruit because that’s when they’re at their peak. As you may know, bananas are my absolute favorite fruits to use in my dessert recipes like the delectable banana bread I make throughout the year.
In case you’re wondering, some of the health benefits bananas are known for include fiber, potassium, and vitamin C making them the perfect snack or addition to your breakfast or lunch.
Papaya is a sweet and juicy fruit that is often used in tropical smoothies and salads. This summer fruit is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
Papayas are best eaten when they are ripe but don’t let them sit on your counter for too long because thWhatey can do a 180 and taste horrific.
Some of my favorite ways to eat pineapple are in fruit salads or blended in a protein smoothie. This fruit is a great source of fiber and vitamin C.
Pineapples are best eaten when they are ripe but not too ripe because they can start to lose their sweetness. You’ll know a pineapple is ripe when the flesh is soft and the skin is yellow with a little green.
Fruits That Grow In Summer
There are so many delicious fruits to enjoy during the summer months! From watermelon and cherries to mangoes and dragonfruit, there are a variety of fruits to choose from. Which fruit(s) do you plan on eating more of this summer?