18 Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra

Last Updated: 28.05.2024
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If you live here, you must know everything about the Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra! Don’t worry if you do not; we’ll help out!

Do you have any idea which juicy fruits are in season in Maharashtra right now? We certainly do! Read on to know which ones have hit the markets so you can relish some fresh, fruity goodness.

Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has a diverse geography, and you’ll find coasts, hills, and even plateaus here. The people here experience three distinct seasons–Summer (March to May), Monsoon (June to September), and Winter (October to February), and you’ll find plenty of fruits to relish in each one. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you which ones.

Summer Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra

1. Mango (आम)

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Did you know Maharashtra is the Mango king of India? They grow tons of mangoes there, especially in the Konkan region. The most famous ones are the Alphonso mangoes, super sweet and juicy–the kind that makes you go “wow” with every bite! They even have a special tag to prove they’re the real deal. Pretty cool, right? You should also know about all the other types of Mangoes you can find here.

2. Watermelon (तरबूज)

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Watermelons love Maharashtra’s sunshine! You’ll find them all over the state, especially in the summer season. They grow some really big ones there, perfect for sharing with friends on a hot day. And let us tell you, they get nice and sweet too! They’re also cheap so everyone loves them.

3. Muskmelon (खरबूजा)

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Maharashtra isn’t just about any muskmelon; they grow some special varieties. Have you heard of Pusa Sharbati or Hara Madhu? These melons are rockstars there, known for their extra sweetness and juicy goodness.

4. Jackfruit (कटहल)

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Jackfruit trees are a common sight in backyards and borders of farms, especially in the coastal Konkan region like Ratnagiri. There’s even a farmer who grows a whopping 75 varieties! Usually, the fruits are just left to fall on the ground. But Jackfruit is gaining popularity, with some folks making yummy chips and curries from it.

Monsoon Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra

5. Jamun (जामुन)

Monsoon Seasonal Fruits

Jamuns are also great monsoon seasonal fruits in Maharashtra. This tasty, tart fruit shows up in the markets during the monsoon rains from June to September. They even have two special types of jamuns you won’t find anywhere else–the oblong Bahadoli jamun and the round Badalapur jamun.

6. Litchi (लीची)

Monsoon Seasonal Fruits

Maharashtra is not a major producer of Litchi, but you can find it in the markets. They are often bought from other regions and are specifically at supermarkets, so the flavor is not that great–because they’re not exactly farm fresh.

7. Pear (नाशपाती)

Monsoon Seasonal Fruits

Nashpati is the Marathi word for pear. The state is one of the top pear producers in India; you can definitely find them. They are grown in Satara and Mahabaleshwar. Some local nurseries even sell pear trees if you want to grow your own.

8. Pomegranate (अनार)

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Did you know Maharashtra is the leading producer of pomegranates in India? The hot, dry summers are perfect for growing them–that’s why when the monsoon comes, they’re the seasonal fruits and available everywhere. Even during the winter. Do try the Ganesh and Bhagwa varieties. They’re the best ones.

9. Custard Apple (सीताफल)

Custard Apple tree

Almost a third of the Sitaphals in the country come from Maharashtra. These crops are great for areas that experience drought so the farmers grow plenty of these in the summer. You will often find them growing in Beed, Solapur, Aurangabad, Parbhani, and Barshi. They’re really creamy and have hints of banana, pineapple, and strawberry.

10. Karvanda (करवंदा)


Karvanda! You might not hear about this one as often, but it’s a hidden gem in Maharashtra, especially during the monsoon. They pack a punch of tartness with a hint of sweetness. You can enjoy them fresh or use them to make pickles and chutneys.

11. Fig (अंजीर)

Fig tree

Figs are also common monsoon seasonal fruits in Maharashtra. You’ll find them in December-January as well. Figs are delicate and don’t last long after picking, so make sure you get fresh ones. Maharashtra also has a special kind of fig called the “Purandar fig” in the Pune district–do try it. You can find Figs during their two harvesting seasons all over Maharashtra–May/June and December/January.

12. Wood Apple (बेल)

Wood Apple tree

The locals call the Wood Apple Kavath or Bel. It is kind of like a giant, yellow-brown, bumpy ball with a hard shell and sticky, yellow pulp inside. The pulp has a mix of sweet and tangy flavors, so the locals enjoy it as a sharbat to beat the heat from July to August.

13. Indian Jujube (बेर)

Indian Jujube

Bers are not as popular as Mangoes, but they’re definitely enjoyed in Maharashtra. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and are in season from the end of October to February. Bers have a tarty/tangy aftertaste and are also used to make jams, jellies, and chutneys.

Winter Seasonal Fruits in Maharashtra

14. Orange (संतरा)

Orange tree

When in Maharashtra during the winter, try the Nagpur Oranges. They’re really sweet and have a juicy pulp. But they’re not the only oranges you will find–Maharashtra also has plenty of Santra (Sweet Orange) and Mosambi (Sweet Lime) growing here.

15. Guava (अमरूद)

Guava tree

Satara, Beed, Pune, Ahmednagar, and Amravati are known for their Guavas. Their season in Maharashtra lasts for a good chunk of the year, so you can enjoy them from around July all the way to February. Guavas aren’t just yummy to eat fresh; you will also find Guava jams, jellies, and candies.

16. Strawberry (स्ट्रॉबेरी)

Strawberry in hanging basket

Maharashtra might not be the first place that pops into your head when you think of Strawberries, but get this–they grow some of the sweetest and most famous ones in India! Yes, we’re talking about the Mahabaleshwar Strawberry. You can usually snag them between October/November. Also in April/May, depending on the weather.

17. Grapes (अंगूर)

Grapes Vine

Grapes are lovely season fruits in Maharashtra and you’ll find tons of these growing in Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Sangli, and Satara. They’re really juicy, tangy, and also made into wines and raisins. Plus, Nashik is called the grape capital of India.

18. Apples (सेब)

Apples tree

Apples are more commonly grown in Kashmir and Himachal, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find any here. They are grown in Nashik, so you will find plenty of them in January or February. They’re sweet and juicy and really healthy for you.

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