Seasonal Fruits: What is in Season During Fall?
When Autumn rolls around, the kids are back in school, the leaves are changing colors and the air gets a little bit cooler. Instead of fruit salad and mango smoothies, people are serving up side dishes for Thanksgiving. Even though fruit is not thought of much when discussing Autumn, there are plenty of seasonal fruits that are in season during fall.
Find out what they are, how to select the perfect ones from the grocery store and the proper way to store them.
This fruit is in season during summer as well as autumn. They should feel heavy and remain firm when you squeeze them.
They will last for about a week when stored at room temperature or up to three months if you put them in the refrigerator Be careful where you put them so they don’t become bruised.
Cherries are in season in spring and summer as well as fall, depending on where you live. To get the best ones, make sure they feel firm and their green stems are still attached.
This seasonal fruit should go into the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 5 days.
This fresh-smelling fruit needs to be firm with a smooth skin and stems that are intact. They should not smell musty or have any blemishes.
To store this Fall fruit, place crab apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, making sure they are not near strong-odored foods.
Cranberries are also in season during Fall. Try to find ones that are shiny, plump and firm. Avoid any that have brown spots or that are shriveling.
For storing, place this Fall seasonal fruit in a plastic bag and put in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Cooked cranberries can be placed in a covered container and will keep for up to a month in the fridge. You can also freeze them for up to a year.
Grapes are a fruit that is in season during summer and fall. They should be plump, have no blemishes and make sure that they are securely attached to a flexible stem. White and green grapes should have a yellowish cast. Purple and red ones should not have green on them at all. Avoid the ones that have a brownish or white color at the connections.
The best way to store this seasonal fruit is unwashed in a ventilated plastic bag. They will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator using this method, but taste the best during the first 3 days.
This season fruit should feel firm and be colored bright orange. Stay away from the ones that are soft or if they have a greenish hue to them.
These will keep for up to 2 weeks if you place them in the refrigerator. If you leave them out in room temperature, they will only last 3 days.
This juicy seasonal fruit should be purchased if they have a good shape and if they give a bit to soft pressure.
They should be ripened at room temperature in a place where there is plenty of air circulation. After they are ripe, place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Pomegranates are in season during fall and they should have a round shape, be plump and feel heavy for their size. If they have cuts or bruises, put it back.
To store properly, place in a cool, dry place for up to a month or in the refrigerator for up to two months. The seeds should be put in an airtight container and will be good for 5 days.
***I love mixing pomegranate seeds into my yogurts. Yum Yum!!
To select a good sugar apple, the color between the knobs on the surface should be yellowish for a green apple and bright pink for a red one.
To store this seasonal fruit, allow them to soften at room temperature. Once they are softened, they can be put in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days.
Now that you know what is in season during fall, which seasonal fruits will you be stocking up on?