Fruits in season??

#1 Jan 21st, 2007, 19:26
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Hey all,

I will be traveling in northern India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttaranchal) in February and March this year and I am wondering what fruits would be in season or easily available at this time? I hope there will be some varieties that I've never tried.

Look forward to your responses!
Thanks
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Its the change of the seasons, when the citrus flavors of winter are on their way out, and the summer fruits like mango are yet to arrive!
You will find some oranges and kinoos. Grapes, papaya, banana, apples(stored not fresh), gauvas, pineapple, perhaps strawberry from Kashmir. Exotic fruits from New Zealand like the Kiwi fruit.
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Originally Posted by SANJAY_DEL Its the change of the seasons, when the citrus flavors of winter are on their way out, and the summer fruits like mango are yet to arrive!
You will find some oranges and kinoos. Grapes, papaya, banana, apples(stored not fresh), gauvas, pineapple, perhaps strawberry from Kashmir. Exotic fruits from New Zealand like the Kiwi fruit.
Thanks Sanjay!

I thought it might be an 'in between' period for fruit. It's a shame that I won't be there during mango season. Guess I might just have to return. I've never heard of kinoos. I just did a search on it - is it similar to a mandarin?

Sounds like there will be plenty of choice. Which ones are local at this time?
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Kinoo is a very juicy version of the orange, bright orange in color. Grown mostly in Hoshiarpur district, near Chandigarh.
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnow
Kinnow (also Kinoo) is a variety of citrus fruit grown in Pakistan and north India, which resembles mandarin oranges. Indonesia is the largest export market for the fruit.
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Great! I look forward to try it. Thanks a lot Sanjay!
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Which fruits & veg should be avoided in order not to get sick? I was fine with the ones that come in their own wrapper (bananas, oranges, peas). Unfortunately, I never worked up the courage to eat grapes and apples. Would fruits like this be safe to eat if washed with bottled water?
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Yes, even fresh,running tap water will do.
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There is no fruit by which you can get ill. unless you buy them from a neat place and clean them before consuming..
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Originally Posted by SANJAY_DEL Yes, even fresh,running tap water will do.
Strongly disagree.

Tap water is the thing visitors should try to avoid, and the main reason why such things as salad and fruit which is eaten with its skin on are warned against.

At least it gives you a chance to use the line, "Peal me a grape!"


City tap water, by the way (at least here) leaves the treatment plant fit to drink*. But no guarantees are given about its fitness after it has travelled through low-pressure, leaky pipes to where-ever you happen to be.

*although the chlorine might be a bit overpowering!
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Lychees . . .

I found lychees in Varanasi in March/April? . . . I eat almost every fruit and have never had a problem.
A question I've always had is if fruit is grown with non-bottled water, what use is washing it with bottled water? Seems to me that the fruit, being mostly water, has already been infiltrated by whatever harmful-stuff might be found in water, what use is washing it? Except for dust maybe . . .
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Well, plants get watered and nourished with all sorts of crap (literally, I suppose) but they seem rather good at changing its chemical composition.

Any scientist got the real answer to this one?
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Originally Posted by 04274108 Which fruits & veg should be avoided in order not to get sick?
I've heard that it's best to avoid melons as some kind of bacteria is able to stay/grow in their flesh. I don't know any scientific answer why, just something I've heard & believed.

In general I prefer to peel fruits/vegetables or cook them (or both ) to be on the safe side.
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There is that fruit that is small and round and kind of pear like. I don't remember what they are called, can anyone help me out?
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Or maybe you shud just look for organic fruits & vegetables . ;-)
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