Best Summer Fruits
Hi All - newbie here. Was wondering if anybody can recommend a store/stand between Boston and Worcester with the best summer fruits like kiwi, strawberries and citrus. A lot of times the local supermarkets have sub-par quality even though fruits look and smell fine. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Are you looking for local fruit? You won't find much citrus or kiwi at most farmstands, since it isn't really grown around here. Also, citrus is generally considered a winter fruit more than a summer one.
Russo's is commonly said to have the best produce around. Wilson Farms and Verrill Farm are also great, although you'll find less fruit shipped from South America there.
Russo's in Watertown had excellent produce of all sorts (except that for some reason I'm never happy with their tomatoes, even at the height of the summer season.)
However, neither kiwis nor citrus fruits are summer fruits. Their growing season in the US is wintertime. This time of year anyplace selling those fruits is presumably getting them from a country in the southern hemisphere.
However, neither kiwis not citrus fruits are summer fruits. Their growing season in the US is wintertime.
any citrus in the stores right now has either been in storage since dec/jan, or shipped many thousands of miles. relative to other places, california produces a very small kiwi crop and that is harvested in oct/nov.
local strawberry season is also finished. you may find a few canadian stragglers, but again, everything else will be shipped from far away.