Summer is Upon Us
Summer is upon us!!!
At least for us who are residing in the Philippines and in this side of the world and as a child, I always look forward to summer because most if not all of the fruits are in season at this time of the year. When I was younger, our ancestral house had a number of fruit-bearing trees. We had a 'santol' tree (wild mangosteen in english), a guava tree, a mango tree, a 'kamias' tree (known as sorrel fruit), a 'balimbing' tree (it is starfruit in english because of its shape), and an 'atis' tree (sugar apple or sweetsop). Anyway, as a child, I would always eagerly await for these trees to bear fruit and when the time is right, I would pick the fruits and eat to my heart's delight. Of course, I also want other fruits not grown in our backyard like watermelon and pineapple. Nowadays, those fruit trees are no longer available in our backyard. If I want a fruit, I have to go to a supermarket to buy. So far, I'm eating a lot of watermelon. In fact, most of my meals are never complete without three to four slices of watermelon. I'm also taking a lot of lemon and pear. With the advancement of technology in planting fruits and crops, we don't have to wait for a certain time of the year to get a taste of our favorite fruits.
So for the rest of my fellow PPers out there, what are your favorite fruits? Are these seasonal fruits or available year-round? Do you find that certain fruits taste better at a certain time of the year?
Please share your experiences and chime in.
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