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Feb 11, 2012 09:34 PM

A fruit for every season?

What fruit -- to you -- symbolizes each of the four seasons?

While I fully understand that with refrigeration and globalization, we can have bananas year-round and apples whenever, and watermelon in the dead of winter, there are certain fruits that either become popular or hit their peak depending on what month(s) we are in the calendar year.

So, with that said, what fruit brings to mind each of the four seasons?

For me:

Winter: Persimmons
Spring: Cherries (with strawberries a close second)
Summer: Watermelon
Fall: Apples

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  1. Winter - Satsuma
    Spring - Rhubarb
    Summer - Raspberry
    Autumn - Apple

    1. Winter: Oranges
      Spring: Strawberries
      Summer: Rainier cherries, blueberries
      Autumn: Pears

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      1. re: Rilke

        DITTO -
        Cept I need melons too for summer.

      2. winter: Blood oranges
        Spring: strawberries
        Summer : raspberries, rainier cherries
        Fall: apples

        1. Winter: Clementine
          Spring: Rhubarb
          Summer: Green Gage Plum tied with Apricot
          Autumn: Apple

          1. Winter: Oranges
            Spring: Strawberries
            Summer: Peaches
            Fall: Apples